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House ADT Competition 2019

On Thursday 7th March, the Art, Design and Technology department held its annual ADT Competition that saw students showcase their creative talents with a range of pieces of design and art work. This year’s theme was based on ‘sustainability’; a current and thought-provoking topic.

In Art, students produced a personal response to this theme and in D&T, students had the choice of four briefs: design and make an up-cycled product; design an app on how to be a sustainable citizen; design a sustainable home of the future; or produce a cake on the theme of sustainability.

A massive number of entries were submitted this year from students across key stage 3 and GCSE. Students rose to the challenge and produced a huge number of thoughtful, imaginative, creative and skilful pieces reflecting this year’s theme. We are very proud to say that students’ entries this year were by far the best we have ever had.

We were very lucky this year to have our D&T entries judged by Dr Alison Hardy, a senior D&T education lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, our cakes judged by Sam Brennan, Sous Chef at The Woodspeen restaurant and art entries judged by Gulheim Boujassy a graphic designer and mentor for the RSA’s Pupil Design Awards. All of the judges were hugely impressed by the quality of entries from students, with Dr Hardy commenting: “The judging was very difficult because the standard was so high”.

The event was a huge success with a massive turnout and record attendance from students, parents and families which saw a packed hall awaiting the results.

Congratulations and well done to all students who entered this year and parents and families who supported with the competition at home.

Winners this year were:

1st place D&T – Sebastian Catheline (Phoenix)
2nd place D&T – Jocelyn Reid (Griffin)

3rd place D&T – Scarlet Marsh (Dragon)


1st place Art – Jocelyn Reid (Griffin)

2nd place Art – Elodie Colbert-Owen (Phoenix)

3rd place Art – Fletcher Tunstall (Dragon)


1st place Cakes – Henry Read-Denness (Dragon)

2nd place Cakes – Isabel Coleman (Phoenix)
3rd place Cakes – Fraser Dobson (Griffin)