Students show designs for success at annual exhibition

Annie May with Head of Design and Technology Graham Dobson in front of her music stand.  (Lin)
Annie May with Head of Design and Technology Graham Dobson in front of her music stand. (Lin)

Students at Caistor Grammar School showed off their talents at the annual Design and Technology exhibition.

Many visitors attended the event, with everyone keen to see the work done.

And one glowing report was received from Les Porter from Ideas in 2 Action Design Consultancy, one of the county’s leading providers of training courses for design and technology, who said he was ‘blown away’ by the quality of work.

“In all my years of teaching design and technology I’ve never seen such work of this quality and handed in so early,” he told staff.

“This has blown me away; congratulations to you all.”

One of the students taking part in the exhibition was clarinet player Annie May, who created a music stand to be used with both sheet and tablet scores.

“I wanted to be able to read music from my iPad and not to get it scratched on the music stand,” said the year 11 student, “and I’ve also designed it for taller people, because there are currently no stands to suit their height.

“It was a real challenge but thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding.

“I would like to thank Mr Dobson and D & T technician Mr Hutson for their guidance and support.”

The exhibition acted as a showcase for innovative ideas and creations, following many weeks of hard work in lessons, lunchtimes and after school by students in years 11 to 13, and also as a celebration of their achievements.

“This year’s work has been excellent,” said Graham Dobson, Head of Upper School and Head of Design and Technology.

“They should be very proud of the quality of their work and it has been a pleasure to share this with parents, friends and clients.