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MERIT AWARD: Chorleywood students get recognised in national competition

 Published on: 12th September 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

Three students from St Clement Danes School were picked out in a nationwide competition which saw hundreds of pupils across the country enter.

Year 10 students Anahitaa, Anusha and Cacey were required to design and create a ‘Product in a Tin’ competition and were awarded a merit for their entries. 

Their brief meant that their product should be focused on creating or raising awareness for a sustainable future and would have to be made using materials from at least two of the main materials used in Design and Technology e.g. wood, metal, plastic etc. 

All three students focused their designs on the ever-growing issue of plastic waste within the ocean. 

Anahitta created a ring in the shape of the world and gift bag using recycled plastic. Anusha created a range of jewellery including earrings and necklace from various recycled material including paper and clam shells. Cacey created a cutlery pen knife from recycled plastic and metal.

The school congratulated their students on their website describing it as a “wonderful achievement”. 

It read: “Congratulations to current Year 10 students Anahitaa, Anusha and Cacey, who will be receiving merit prizes for their entries in the competition.

“We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate these students, and thank all of the students who participated in the competition. Although we didn’t win the overall prize this year, this is still a wonderful achievement as it is a national competition and for the third year running students’ work and the school will feature on Julie Boyd’s website.”

A merit award is issued to entries that were interesting and can be used as part of the competition display. 

Alongside a sense of pride, the students won a small design related prize.

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