Innovation at the fore in annual school challenge

August 01 2015

STUDENTS at Chipping Sodbury and Brimsham Green schools tested their design and development skills at the annual Young Innovator Competition.

STUDENTS at Chipping Sodbury and Brimsham Green schools tested their design and development skills at the annual Young Innovator Competition.
Nearly 60 pupils were involved in the challenge, held in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, competing in six categories.
They were assessed by a panel of judges consisting of representatives of local businesses, among them past winner Roxanne Pollard, who now works at award winning Wotton-under-Edge engineering company Renishaw.
Open to students aged 16-18, the categories were graphics, food, textiles, senior product design, product design and young innovator.
Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club organised the event, which saw Dominic Pilston from Brimsham Green School taking the overall award for his single camp bed tent.
Maria Betts from Chipping Sodbury School won the senior product design title with her pop-up book for children with special needs.
 Other winners included Laura Coles in the food design category; Ellie Finch, textiles; Robert King, graphics, and Georgia Young, product design.
Organiser Keith Pattison said: “The work entered by the students was outstanding and the ideas and presentation were first class.
“Both schools entered a strong range of products and projects, many representing two years of hard work by the students.”
 Photograph: Dominic Pilston of Brimsham Green School with his winning entry.