Young Entrepreneurs place Third in Design Museum Competition

A team of Year 9 pupils reached the final of the Design Museum’s Design Ventura 2020 competition, out of more than 15,000 entries. The annual competition, run by the London-based museum, regularly attracts thousands of national and international entries. This year, the GHS team were shortlisted for the final. The competition brief was for pupils to design a product that would improve everyday life and could be sold in the Design Museum Shop for around £10. Importantly, products must also make use of sustainable design methods and simple manufacturing processes and be targeted at a specific audience. The GHS team created a Memphis-style house which acts as a reward chart to help younger children engage in activities around the home. The product aims to provide a tangible way to track their achievement and can be customised, flat-packed and produced from sustainable materials. The judging panel was impressed with their “creative” response and felt that it would appeal to the target audience of families as something that children and parents could build together and decorate. The team travelled to London for the final in July and came third overall, congratulations on a brilliant achievement!

Mrs Jenni Wilkinson