On Thursday evening 14th September, the School celebrated the success of their GCSE, AS & A2 DT students at our 3rd consecutive DT presentation evening
The evening was attended by over 40 parents, pupils and invited guests, who all enjoyed an interesting and informative insight into the many diverse and high-quality projects that the pupils had created towards their examination coursework component.
Many of these pupils have already received unconditional offers at universities based on the work they presented.
“It was a great evening with some really cool products. I was amazed and overjoyed to receive the GCSE designer of the year prize when there were so many other talented pupils in my group. I really enjoyed the evening and my GCSE studies in the workshop and that is why I opted for and just started my A-level Technology course this September." Amy Everall (Pupil) GCSE Designer of the Year.
At the same time, there were various stands and presentations happening that parents and students could interact with. These included a 3D printer demonstration from Mr Nick Osborn and his colleagues from FRP 3D Design Wisbech and Mr Trevor Diack the local STEM coordinator from BAE systems. On display as well for the pupils and parents to see was the department’s new 3D printer that has been kindly sponsored and donated by Mr Tim Smith and Mr Nick Osborn.
The evening culminated in the awarding of prizes to several pupils who had shown the greatest perseverance, determination, and diligence in the production of their products. These awards consisted of a trophy and gift vouchers presented by the various sponsors, VIPs and invited guests.
Prizes were awarded to Amy Everall for GCSE Designer of the Year by Mr Trevor Diack of BAE Systems, Harry Sidgwick for AS Designer of the year by Mr Robin Hall MD of eSheet Wisbech, Jack Hurst for A2 Designer of the year by Mr Tim Smith of MD of Williams Refrigeration & CEO of the AFE Group and Charlie Bateman for Most Improved Designer of the year by Mr Nick Osborn MD of FRP 3D Design Wisbech.
Head of DT, Mr Rob Frost, said, “On behalf of the DT Department and the Headmaster we would like to thank once again all who attended for their many positive comments and for giving up their time to support all the pupils who have worked very hard this year to create innovative and well-crafted products. Also, a special thank you to our sponsors and guests who continue to support and encourage the pupils with their ideas and projects."
As well as studying Design and Technology at GCSE and A levels; pupils at WGS have the opportunity to get involved in the Young Engineer Club as part of their timetable.
Discover more about what makes the School so inspiring and visit our Open Morning on 30 September 10 am or 6th Form Evening on 17 October 18:00