Young Engineer Design & Technology Competition

IMG_0758Four students were selected to represent the school with Mr Reynalds at the Northumberland and North Tyneside Young Engineer Design and Technology Competition which was held at the Discovery Museum on Thursday 2 July.

The event is supported by Northumbria University, Discovery Museum, Friends of Discovery Museum and is operated by Hexham Rotary Club.

Talented students from this year’s GCSE and A Level exam cohort won a number of prizes, beating competition from schools from across Northumberland and North Tyneside with our D&T Department coming second for best school along with £200.

Robbie Allen won £100 for second prize in the A Level projects with Thea Massey also winning £100 for second prize for GCSE level projects. The Friends of Discovery Museum shield was awarded to Robbie Allen, along with £100, for his project which was voted most popular amongst all students attending the competition.

Alex Knight’s GCSE Graphic Products CD and band publicity design work also scored highly as did Esther Earle’s textiles based A Level Product Design period costume dress both of which went towards securing the second prize for the school.

The students whose work was selected to exhibit have been recognised as having produced Controlled Assessment work of outstanding quality. The fact that the Department wanted them to represent the school is a measure of the commitment and dedication they have shown. Staff in the Department would like to congratulate them for gaining such recognition. This acknowledgement could be included in any future application or personal statement.