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Year 11 in Finals of National Design Competition

Four Year 11 students have excelled in a national design competition, as Mr Howard details below:

The Design Ventura Competition is a prestigious challenge run by the Design Museum in London. Schools are invited to produce designs for a product which will be produced and sold in the Design Museum shop.

This year’s theme was ‘Connect’.

Ryedale School entered a team of four Year 11 GCSE Product Design pupils; Catherine Ball, Natalie Carroll, Charisse Charlton and Amy Sanderson who produced various design ideas for different products. We selected one to develop and prototype using the laser cutter.

Working to a tight deadline, we submitted the designs for ‘Signal,’ a product which attaches to chargers in the home to identify which one belongs to who.

With just one hour to go before the deadline they made their submission!

On Friday 21st November we found out that the team has been shortlisted in the final 10 teams! This is a brilliant achievement in a national competition which attracted 241 entries.

We now wait to hear details about the date to go down to London to pitch the idea to a panel of professional designers – watch this space!

Below are samples of prototypes of the product and design ideas that impressed the adjudicators and saw them through to the last ten:


Ryedale students receive 'Commendation for Good Design'

Ryedale students receive ‘Commendation for Good Design’

Congratulations to Catherine, Natalie, Charisse and Amy!

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