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21 Jun 2016

Design School student wins at Loughborough Student Placement Awards

Dominic Hensmen Upcycle Lamp

Industrial Design and Technology student Dominic Hensman won the Public Sector award for his work at Clayesmore School at the Loughborough Student Placement Awards 2016.

Dominic won the award for his work as a Design and Technology Teaching Assistant at the boarding school, where he developed a new Key Stage Three scheme of work that imaginatively introduced 13-year-old students to sustainability. He also completed pastoral duties and ran after school clubs three evenings a week. One club he ran taught an upcycle project where students designed and manufactured a Pringle Pot Lamp using all the technology and machines in the workshop.

Keith Richards, Head of Design and Technology at the school said;

‘‘We had our best set of results last year, I’m certain Dominic’s influence on that has been profound.’’

Dominic said that being on his placement has helped his multifunctioning skills and ability to address a large group. 

Harry Mckendrick BSc Ergonomics student also at the Design School, came runner up in the private sector- up to 2000 category for his work as an ergonomist in the Health and Safety Department at Aston Martin Lagonda.

More than 8000 votes were cast to decide the three winners for the awards evening that took place on the 18th June 2016.