Oakham pupil receives design technology award

An Oakham pupil received a prestigious Design and Technology Association Excellence Award for 'Outstanding Pupil aged 16-18' for his innovative A Level Electronics and DT projects.

Oakham pupil receives design technology award
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Oakham School pupil Alex recently received a prestigious Design and Technology Association Excellence Award for his innovative A Level Electronics and DT projects.

Alex, who recently left the school to pursue a degree in Electronic Engineering, was given the HME Logistics award for 'Outstanding Pupil aged 16-18' for his exceptional contribution to Design Technology.

The projects which were recognised included designing a car control system in Electronics and mechanising a small sailboat in DT which made sailing accessible to all, regardless of their mobility.

The event was the 22nd awards ceremony and is an annual dinner event held at The Institution of Engineering and Technology, situated on the banks of the Thames in London.

Tony Ryan, CEO of the Design and Technology Association, said: "Alex is to be congratulated on his well-deserved award and celebrated for going above and beyond what might be expected in his contributions in the DT classroom."

"We need more students like Alex to continue to be inspired by DT and potentially take it further in their education and career.

"He is passionate, motivated and I wish him every success in the future."

Alex added: "I’m honoured to have won such a prestigious award.

"It means a great deal to have my last two years of hard work and effort recognised, and it also goes to show the quality of the teaching I received throughout my A-levels."

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