16/07/19

RSA Pupil Design Awards | Newsletter

The RSA Pupil Design Awards is a competition in which students aged 11-17 are encouraged to come up with innovative ideas to overcome real life problems through design thinking.  Design is about more than making beautiful things; the competition aims to help solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as loneliness, unhealthy diets and issues with finding work experience for young people. KEVI Handsworth School for Girls entered seven teams this year (in our first year of taking part) with pupils from years 8, 9 and 10 and they have been working on this project as an extracurricular activity since the beginning of the academic year. Each team submitted 6 A3 boards which had to illustrate how they had researched, developed and tested their idea. Amazingly, four of these teams were selected for the final and were invited to Hanbury Hall in Shoreditch to pitch their solution to a panel of judges including designers working in the industry. We were absolutely delighted that we won both the year 7/8 and the 9/10 age categories with our teams “Match-a-Snax” and “Cornflake Blue”. Congratulations girls and we hope to see even more students taking part next year.