Year 8 Technologists have just completed a design challenge run by the London Design Museum. The brief was to look at the issue of ‘waste’ and design a product which either uses waste materials or helps to reduce waste. https://ventura.designmuseum.org/design-ventura-mini-challenge They worked in groups to develop the designs and presented their prototypes to the rest of the group and judges in a format like ‘Dragons Den’.

All the teams came up with some creative ideas and  the winners with the most votes were:

  • Mondays winners were ‘The Designists’ – Laura, Zarah, Olivia and Bonnie – with their felt jewellery designs made from recycled fabrics. The runners up were Emily, Ellan, Ellie-Mai and Darcie with their ‘sensory phone case’ made from plastic waste.
  • Tuesdays winners were Nancy, Juliam, Shan, Mia and Madason with their idea for using recycled water bottles to make hanging baskets or plant pots. The runners up were ‘Pandarama’ – Rachel, Samarah Lilly and Krystal – with their bamboo makeup brushes and storage.
Well done to everyone who took part!
Monday’s winners – The Designists
Tuesday’s winners
Other successes