ASHBY ROTARY YOUNG DESIGNER WINNERS 2018

Two outstanding designs from students of Ashby School selected as the winners of Ashby Rotary’ Club’s Young Designer Competition for 2018

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Two outstanding designs from students of Ashby School were selected as the winners of Ashby Rotary’ Club’s Young Designer Competition for 2018 - pictured above with Ed Cooper Head of the Design and Technology Faculty at Ashby School and Rotary President Phil Dyer.

An architectural model of a new pavilion for Ashby Hastings Cricket Club by Oliver Mills was selected for the Young Designer prize while Lorna Brierley won the Junior Young Designer prize for her Mary Poppins theatre costume.

Oliver’s scale model was made for his A-level design and technology project. It included a interior public area and bar, changing rooms and a viewing balcony.

Lorna’s costume was her entry for the GCSE examination and comprised a fitted dress and a double-sided overcoat. An imaginative feature of the coat was her cutout lettering ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!’ sewn onto the lining.

Both of these students will now go forward to the Rotary District Young Designer Competition Finals which will be held again at De Montfort University on 16 June 2018. The Ashby Rotary judges have chosen a further 17 students to go forward to the Finals: a record number, such was the quality of the Ashby School students’ work.

18-year-old Matthew has chosen Lincoln University where he will study Architecture while Lorna will be embarking on her A-levels in the next academic year.

The future of design in all its forms is in safe hands if the standard of work produced by the Design and Technology Faculty at Ashby School is an example of design tuition in Britain.