Huge congratulations to our team of designers who beat 274 other schools to emerge Design Ventura winners 2016.
We are extremely proud of all the boys who took part: Paulo Petrone, Christopher Ogunnowo, Callum McKnight-Posner, Jake Gianniti, Oliver Sawicki and Thomas McAloon. The boys' product, 'Wheelys', is a rubber band powered vehicle ingeniously made from its own packaging (see below).
The judging committee, including experts from the design and business fields, were impressed by its “lack of plastic” with Sebastian Conran commenting that he “can imagine giving the Wheelys product to his grandchildren”.
The Design Ventura competition is the Design Museum’s award winning, national, design and enterprise competition. A live brief challenges young people to design a new product for The Design Museum Shop. This year is the sixth year that the competition has been running and its last at The Design Museum's current location at Shad Thames before its relocation to Kensington this summer.
A record number of entries were submitted with 10,700 students participating overall. The finalists consisted of 10 groups who pitched their proposals to a select group of judges. The students will now have their idea developed for manufacture and sold within the Design Museum shop in its new location. All of the entries can be seen on a public display outside the museum until March.
Many thanks to all the technology teachers involved.