Award winning Coventry pupils exhibit their work
Friday 22 June 2012
An exciting exhibition of design and innovation talent from pupils from all of Coventry's 19 secondary schools and one special school has opened at the Transport Museum and runs until Wednesday 27 June.
Over 280 projects created by A level and GCSE students in their design and technology classes are on display.
Six of the projects also picked up special awards at a ceremony last night. The award categories were GCSE Food Technology; GCSE Textile Technology. GCSE Graphic Products, GCSE Resistant Materials, GCSE Product Design, GCSE Electronics, catering and Construction Projects and AS or A2 level Product Design.
Councillor David Kershaw, Cabinet Member (Education) said: "Every year our young people produce a range of innovative and imaginative creative designs. You can appreciate the planning and enthusiasm they put into every design and they should be very proud of themselves. Their teachers also deserve recognition for the quality of their guidance, advice and challenge. The exhibition of their work runs for a week at the Coventry Transport Museum and I would encourage parents, friends and other Coventry people to take the time to visit it."
The six winning projects also have the potential for commercial production. The main innovation and design winner won a prize of £200 and has been entered into the Rotary Club's West Midlands final of the Young Persons' Award for Design and Innovation held at Bromsgrove High School on Sunday 8th July.
The exhibition is free and open to the public from 10am to 5pm daily (including Saturday and Sunday).