This year’s competition for young entrepreneurs and inventors to showcase their design ideas and skills was again hosted at MV16. The awards included both Junior and Senior Rotary designer of the year as well as the MV16 Manufacturing award.
There were entries from all four local schools (Long Field Academy, John Ferneley College, Belvoir High School and MV16) with products ranging from an electronic pinball machine, mechanical toys to an on stage drum stick holder. All designs were well thought out and supported by extensive design studies and construction criteria – a great credit to the teaching staff and young people of the Melton district. Winners have the opportunity to go on to the District competition at De Montfort University in a weeks’ time.
The judges, who represented Melton’s Rotary Clubs, had a very challenging, but greatly rewarding task in adjudicating and selecting the winners from the high standard of work presented.
The final results were:
Senior Designer: 16 to 18 years old
Winner – Luke Parkin (MV16) (pictured above with winning design)
Runner up – Lily Hemsley (MV16)
Highly Commended – Heidi Dolby (MV16)
Junior Designer: Up to 16 years old
Winner – Henrietta Wright (Belvoir High School)
Runner up – Helen Barber (John Ferneley College)
Highly Commended – Jacob Neale (Belvoir High School)
Winner – Helen Barber (John Ferneley College)
Runner up – Will Wilson (Longfield Academy)
Luke Parkin’s winning design
Helen Barber’s winning design
Luke Parkin Winner Senior Designer
Helen Barber Winner Manufacturing Award
Visitors to the event