Repton School pupil wins Triumph Design Award

Repton School pupil Zara Wedgwood has won the Impact on Society award at the Triumph Design Awards 2019 with her project ‘One Wheel Water Transporter’.

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25th July 2019 — The Triumph Design Awards invites students age 16-18 to solve real world problems and encourages innovative and creative thinking. The project allows young design engineers to develop their potential whilst demonstrating how design engineering is an exciting and useful career that has helped shape the world we know.

Zara’s project involved creating a solution for families in developing countries to transport large amounts of water. Zara worked with the exam board design theme of ‘supporting developing countries’ and her research and communications with a water charity led to specific focus on the issue of families often having to walk long distances with heavy water carriers. The solution also addresses the issue of uneven terrain on roads. The project successfully secured her a £150 prize and a week of work experience with Triumph. She was also awarded a trophy made from parts of the new Rocket motorbike.

Repton School’s Head of Design & Technology, Miss Gemma Hill, also praised Zara’s success: ““The department is absolutely thrilled with Zara’s achievement in receiving this national award, and the initiative she has shown throughout the design process. Her solution successfully combines functional design with an innovative solution to a real problem. We are very proud of her and are confident her talents and success in the fields of STEM subjects will inspire upcoming students in the department to enter the competition in the future!”

Lord Digby Jones, Triumph’s Chairman, commented: “Every year my faith in the young people of this country is renewed and deepened by the excellence, innovation, courage and ideas that are on display at the Triumph Design Awards.”

Repton School (Coed 13-18) is a day and boarding school in Derbyshire.

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