Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

Sudbury school encourages students to create designs of the future

PUBLISHED: 08:24 04 June 2018

Students at Ormiston Sudbury Academy worked on innovative designs to solve everyday problems Picture: ORMISTON SUDBURY ACADEMY

Students at Ormiston Sudbury Academy worked on innovative designs to solve everyday problems Picture: ORMISTON SUDBURY ACADEMY

ORMISTON SUDBURY ACADEMY

Students at a school in Sudbury are getting creative in preparation for a national design competition.

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has been working with Ormiston Sudbury Academy to provide professional design workshops ahead of the RSA’s nationwide Pupil Design Awards competition.

The awards involve students aged 12-17 coming up with ideas to overcome real life problems through innovative designs.

This year, students will solve design problems divided into three categories: ‘Knowing me knowing you’ – finding ways to bolster community cohesion, ‘Learning independently’ – using assistive technology to make learning easier for students with a disability, and ‘Food is not rubbish’ – helping to reduce food waste.

Isabel Collier, a Year 7 student, was involved in a project aiming to reduce food waste at the school – while Roby O’Mara, also in Year 7, focused on helping paralysed people move around the school more easily.

Caroline Wilson, Principal of Ormiston Sudbury Academy, said: “I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to offer students this opportunity to receive training and advice from professionals and experts in the design world.

“I’m very proud of how students have thrown themselves into this challenge with such drive and enthusiasm and we all look forward to seeing the students’ final entries.”

Nick Hudson, Chief Executive of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), said: “We’re very excited about this collaboration between the RSA and OAT, and all of the opportunities it will provide for our students. Providing opportunities for enrichment is a big priority for OAT and hugely important to help raise aspirations and broaden the horizons of all the students within our trust.”

A man has died following a road traffic collision on the A12 near Darsham.

Millions of pounds of cutbacks for council services in Suffolk next year have been revealed – with homes facing further council tax rises for the next three years.

Warnings of a deluge of snow in the next two weeks are not to be believed, a weather forecaster has warned.

A disgraced Suffolk teacher who sexually assaulted two teenage girls is facing a jail term when he is sentenced next month.

A man who is accused of fleeing the country after an alleged rape in Lowestoft has been arrested in Spain almost a year after the attack took place.

An Ipswich mother has called for measures to slow drivers at a busy junction after her son almost died in a collision there.

Over the last five decades, the riding school on Carlton Rd, Lowestoft have catered their services to people with physical and mental needs.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24