JCSC designers win awards
On Tuesday 9th July the Discovery Museum in Newcastle hosted the Northumberland ‘Young Designer and Technologist of the Year’ competition, recognising the best in invention and innovation. The competition for Northumberland schools is organised by the Rotary Club of Hexham sponsored by the Schools of Design, Information Computing and Engineering Sciences and the Built Environment at Northumbria University.
The technology staff from JCSC took a group of students to the museum and the innovation and quality of all of the entries was commented on by judges and guest speakers. Students were praised for their hard work and all agreed that the winning entries demonstrated exceptional skill and the passion students felt for their designs.
Stephanie Orgill was awarded first prize of £150 for the Post 16 category and Fay Rochester received the second prize of £100 for the Pre 16 category. James Calvert Spence College was awarded second place in the Schools Prize, for over-all presentation and display.
‘We are absolutely delighted with the awards and the general level of work produced by the students this year’, said Mr Steve Thompson, Head of Faculty, ‘There were some very ambitious and competitive projects this year. Well done to everyone who took part.’