Fairmead Budding Entrepreneurs

Fairmead School Key Stage 4 were involved in a National design competition (as part of their D&T class) organised by the Design Museum, London. The brief for the competition was to design an every day product at a cost of £5 for a retail cost of £10 that could be sold in the Design Museum’s shop.Students at Fairmead worked hard to think of a design and decided to look closer to home and find something within the school that currently is a challenge that they would like to overcome. They identified that students often struggle to carry plates of food without spilling them, and this led to the conception of the Fairmead Spinning Thumb Plate.The design was submitted into a National competition (after a prototype was made and students had met with manufacturers). Out of 14,500 entries, Fairmead have been shortlisted to the final 10 –and our budding entrepreneurs went to London on 8thDecember to present their pitch to a panel of lead designers and will find out if they have won this prestigious competition at an Awards ceremony in February 2018.Here is a link to the final 10: https://ventura.designmuseum.org/2017/11/24/topten-17/

Not only is this a great accoladefor the school but is also a clear example of how our young people can hold their own on an equal playing field with their mainstream peers. Fairmead have been invited to a glitzy celebratory event in February where students will find out if they have won the award for best design. Wish us luck!

Judges deliberating final entries
Judges deliberating final entries
Could this be the winner?
Could this be the winner?

Posted by Sen.se on November 24th 2017

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