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Design & Technology Awards 2005 14 July 2005

    The prize presentation for this took place recently in the atrium at St George's Court where all the entries had been displayed over the previous week.

    Awards were presented for first and second place in the following categories at GCSE and Advanced GCE: Commercial Potential, Control systems / technological innovation, Craftsmanship and Graphical Communication.

    Each first place received £25 and a certificate whilst each second place received £15 plus a certificate and every student received a certificate for being the best in their school.

    On the night the judges were directed to review the work with the student, if they were present, and then decide on their own choice for the above categories. The judges for the night for GCE Advanced were Jon Parker - Education advisor to the Northampton Education Authority Information Communication Technology and Andrew Hewins - Engineering Manager from Strix Ltd. For the GCSE level they were Martin Collister - President of the Rotary Club of Ramsey and Penny Creighton MBE - Former Education advisor to the Department of Education.

    The results for 2005 were as follows:

    GCSE:

    Benjamin Lambden of Ballakermeen High School designed a storage unit and received first prize for Commercial Potential and second prize for Innovation.

    Ashley Kneale of Castle Rushen High School presented a wooden magic case and received first prize for craftsmanship.

    Katie Hill of King William's College designed 'The Versatile Dress' and received first prize for innovation.

    Janina Hoegel of QEII dispalyed 'African Accessories' and received second prize for commercial potential and second prize for graphical communication.

    Scott Harding of Ramsey Grammar School designed a point of sale display for DVD's and received first prize for graphical communication.

    David McMullin of St Ninian's High School had crafted a wooden TV, DVD and video cabinet and received second prize for craftsmanship.

    Advanced level GCE

    Sam CannellSam Cannell of Ballakermeen High School designed a storage unit (pictured) and received first prize for commercial potential, second prize for innovation and first prize for graphical communication. Sam was also selected as the winner of the Ramsey Rotary Shield for 2005 for which he received a further £25, a certificate and of course the coveted shield.

    Sophie Scott of Castle Rushen High School dispalyed a spring style jacket in the style of Monsoon and received second prize for commercial potential.

    Jodie Crane, recently returned to the Island from Atlantic College with her fashion design - a dress "Mystic Magic' - and received first prize for craftsmanship.

    Sarah Pugh of Ramsey Grammar School presented a point of sale display and received second prize for graphical communication.

    Sarah Smart of St Ninian's High School designed a hat, coat and shoe stand and received first prize for innovation and second prize for craftsmanship.

    Andy Green of Castle Rushen High School works closely with all the schools to arrange the entries for this event whilst Simon Watson of Ramsey Rotary Club is responsible for co-ordinating the Rotary Club. A big vote of thanks should be passed onto them and all those involved in making this event such a success and the Department looks forward to the Design and Technology Awards for 2006.

    Details regarding entries for next year will be circulated at the start of the autumn term.

    14th July 2005

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