Schools Design Competition

Over 70 entries were received from schools to our Schools Design Awards. Our Schools Design Awards Celebration took place Thursday 8th May, 5-6.30pm Millennium Point.

 

George Dixon Academy Grabs Top Place in Regional Design Awards

14119265262_435edda8e3_bCharles Morgan, part owner of Morgan Technologies, makers of the Morgan sports car and Chairman of Judges for Birmingham Made Me Design Awards, said “The team from the George Dixon Academy clearly demonstrated the creative talents that drive the Midlands’ economy. This is exactly what we, as judges used to the rigours of modern manufacturing and business were looking for. The winning students wowed us with their ideas, their energy and enthusiasm.

Teacher and course leader Krissie Lund ”We couldn’t believe it when we first heard. The standard of the other entries was so high. Our team worked really hard so winning makes all that effort worth while. Many of our students are planning to study for careers in design and engineering and so winning this award is a useful recognition for the whole Academy.”

The winning teams were presented with Birmingham Made Me Awards by upcoming entrepreneur, Lewis Barnes, graduate from Birmingham City Business School and founder Lantyx and Olga Militsi, marketing consultant at 2KM Group. The Schools Design Competition Awards Celebration, will take place at Millennium Point, 8th May 5-6.30pm.

The Awards are organised by the region’s leading universities and design-led manufacturing companies. Schools, colleges and academies from across the region entered with almost 80 submissions in total. “People need look no further than our schools in the Midlands to see we have the capability and the capacity to fuel growth. The calibre of the entries speaks volumes for the region’s skill in innovation, creativity and manufacturing design. Well done to all the schools which took part!” said Beverley Nielsen, head of the Birmingham Made Me, the organising body behind the campaign.

Charles Morgan went on “We want to see many more of our young emerging talent building careers in design-led manufacturing here in the Midlands.”

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Twenty finalists were selected by the judges.

 1st place

Hydrostraw, George Dixon Academy, Samron Perttola, Hussain Ali Kachry, Ken Phung and Sultan Hamid, Year 10 (14-15 years old)

2nd place

Arctic Fridge, King Edwards VI Five Ways School, Roisin Murphy, Zoe Murphy, Jacob Crehan and Henry Budden, Year 9 (13-14 years old)

3rd place joint winners

Smart Kitchen, Sandwell Academy, Dexter Moyo and Kai Marriot-Shaw, Year 9 (13-14 years old)

Meals in a minute, Bournville College, Jake Slassor, Year 12 (16-17 years old)

Dock Box, Barr Beacon School, Matthew Cooper, Year 9 (13-14 years old)

Highly recommended product

Footpad Power Source, Pedmore Technology College, Kieran Thomas, Year 9 (13-14 years old)

Special Schools Commendations

George Dixon Academy, Barr Beacon School, Bournville College

14159732013_83ffb5d502_bFinalists

  1. Ultimate breakfast machine, George Dixon Academy, ‘Teddy’ (no last name provided), Year 7 (11-12 years old)
  2. Smart Kitchen, Sandwell Academy, Dexter Moyo and Kai Marriot-Shaw, Year 9 (13-14 years old)
  3. Meals in a minute, Bournville College, Jake Slassor, Year 12 (16-17 years old)
  4. Arctic Fridge, King Edwards VI Five Ways School, Roisin Murphy, Zoe Murphy, Jacob Crehan and Henry Budden, Year 9 (13-14 years old)
  5. Hydrostraw, George Dixon Academy, Samron Perttola, Hussain Ali Kachry, Ken Phung and Sultan Hamid, Year 10 (14-15 years old)
  6. CO2 Catcher, Arden Academy, Roisin Managhan and Emily Priestly, Year 9, (13-14 years old)
  7. Jaguar Kart, George Dixon Academy, Rowayne Reynolds, Year 10 (14-15 years old)
  8. Weight reducing watch, Perry Beeches 2 The Free School, Andrew Brown and Roberto Foster, Year 8 (12-13 years old)
  9. Solar powered curtains, Perry Beeches 2 The Free School, Shania Simpson, Sorena Dacosta, Jordelle Clark-Anderson, Jada Davis-Manning, Year 8 (12-13 years old)
  10. Jewellery, Bournville College, Suaad Sharif,  Year 12 (16-17 years old)
  11. Dock Box, Barr Beacon School, Matthew Cooper, Year 9 (13-14 years old)
  12. Footpad Power Source, Pedmore Technology College, Kieran Thomas, Year 9 (13-14 years old)
  13. Light emitting package, Barr Beacon School, Kurtis Murphy, Year 9 (13-14 years old)
  14. Outdoor battery charger, Barr Beacon School, Amardev Panesar, Year 9 (13-14 years old)
  15. Teapot Perfume, Broadway Academy, Fatima and Aneesa, Year 9 (13-14 years old)
  16. Motorised Shoe, George Dixon Academy, Junaid and Humza, Year 10 (14-15 years old)
  17. Universal gaming controller, George Dixon Academy, Rajpal Bhogal, , Year 10 (14-15 years old)
  18. April Showers, KESH Academy, China, Brittany and Abigal, Year 9 (13-14 years old)
  19. Sochi Helmet, Bournville College, Jerome Bair, Year 12 (16-17 years old)
  20. Uni Box, KEFW, Hugo, Anton, Thomas, Luke Year 9, (13-14 years old)

 

*NOTE: Birmingham Made Me Schools Design Competition Judges included –

  •  Charles Morgan, Chairman, Birmingham Made Me Design Awards
  • Patrick Fuller, Chairman, WB the Creative Jewellery Group
  • Stuart Ballinger, JCDecaux
  • Simon Topman, Chief Executive, Acme Whistles
  • Peter Turnock, Chief Executive, CMA Moldform
  • Louise Toner, Associate Dean, Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University
  • Beverley Nielsen, Director Employer Engagement, Birmingham City University