Design Ventura Competition
A team of four Year 9 students from WHSG was one of only ten schools shortlisted to take part in the final of the Design Ventura Competition at the Design Museum in Kensington. Overall three hundred schools took part nationally, including over sixteen thousand students.
For this prestigious competition, supported by industry professionals, students were challenged to design a new product for the Design Museum Shop with the winning product manufactured and sold at the shop. The WHSG team’s product was ‘jigsters’, a set of jigsaw shaped cork coasters that fit together to form a placemat. Although not overall winners on the night, many congratulations to Ishmal, Charlotte, Aryana and Sophie who walked away with the Outstanding Finalists award.
As part of the evening, there is also a Teacher of the Year award, to recognise the dedication and commitment of a teacher to supporting their students, the competition and promoting opportunities in Design. I am very pleased to say that the recipient of that award was one of our Technology teachers, Mrs Caspary. We all agree that this is a well deserved recognition of all her hard work and commitment.