Young designers make finals of national contest


Young designers have made it through to the finals of a national competition with their creative new product idea.

As part of the Product Design curriculum, Year 9 students Rohan Bagley, Remy Caddick-Guy, Tommy McGinn and Harjan Sidhu have taken part in the London Design Museum competition, ‘Design Ventura’.

The project has replicated a live design experience and students were given the brief of designing a product to improve people’s lives.

Around 13,000 students entered nationally for the chance of having their product manufactured and sold in the Design Museum shop.

The team from Highfields worked on the project from September to November and came up with the idea of ‘Photo Feet’, a unique way of displaying postcards and photographs. Photo Feet are miniature stands, each in the shape of famous London landmarks.

The design was shortlisted in the top 10 entries nationally and our students were invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of expert design judges on Monday 10th December.

As part of the day, students also attended the Design Museum exhibitions and participated in discussions with industry experts, informing their design thinking and giving them valuable design experience. 

A final presentation will take place in February when the winning design will be announced.

Posted on January 7, 2019 .