Eighteen secondary schools and one special school from across Coventry took part in the annual Rotary Design and Technology Awards event from 23-24 June 2015. The event was led by Coventry Phoenix Rotary Club and has been running for over twenty years. The purpose of the Awards Exhibition was to celebrate and showcase the achievements of Coventry students and teachers on work carried out to meet the requirements of 2014-15 examination courses in Design and Technology.
The WMG Academy at the University of Warwick provided space for the exhibition entries, which included a Bauhaus Lamp, a birdhouse, cartoon monopoly, a ski bike and contemporary jewellery and fashion inspired by the swinging 60s.
Prizes for the best entries were presented at Westwood Academy on Wednesday 24 June 2015 and awarded by the Rotary Clubs and by local companies and organisations. These included Jaguar Land Rover, the Institute of Electronics and Technology, CDPW Graphics, the University of Warwick, Deeley Construction, Coventry University and Coventry General Charities. The keynote speaker at the ceremony was Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, founder and chairman of the WMG, who also presented the Special Science award for "Excellence in the use of Science", which was sponsored by the Faculty of Science at the University of Warwick. The prize of £100 went to Coundon Court student Louis Greenway.
All students entered for the Awards Exhibition were presented with a certificate to celebrate their achievements. The six winners who showed particular inventiveness and innovation will represent Coventry at the Midlands finals on Sunday 5 July at Bromsgrove School, with cash prizes awarded to the best students.
- Find out more about the Phoenix Rotary Club
- Find out more about the WMG Academy
- Find out more about the Faculty of Science