Published on: 22 November 2013

More than 150 people attended the presentation of prizes for the annual Design and Technology Exhibition in the Visual Arts, Design and Technology Building last Friday evening. The highlights of the exhibition were the Year 12 projects from the WACE subjects Engineering Studies 3AB and Materials Design and Technology – Wood 3AB.

Head of Design and Technology Geoff McGillivray said an array of tools sets were awarded as prizes to the top students in Years 7 to 12 for both practical project construction and design folio development. Mr McGillivray said this year’s exhibition was one of the largest in the history of the Annual Exhibition, now in its fifteenth year. Over 150 projects and portfolios were on display, illustrating the work of about 130 students.

“Kenny Lu took great delight in demonstrating the capabilities of his major practical project for Engineering Studies, the robotic arm, whilst Ishraq Bari’s computerised speedometer-odometer, attached to this year’s winning eV Challenge vehicle, drew wide acclaim,” Mr McGillivray said.

“Riaan Badger’s superb marri dining table was a crowd favourite amongst the Materials Design and Technology projects, along with the very solid jarrah slab table presented by Digby Vaughan. Projects do not necessarily have to be large to be good, as was illustrated by Alasdair Henderson’s exquisite American White Oak bedside table.”

Mr McGillivray said the exhibition not only showcased the very best of student work in Design and Technology but highlighted the progression students could make over six years. The exhibition will be on display until Wednesday 27 November.