We’re proud to announce our Knowledge Connected winners!

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This year’s Knowledge Connected challenge to redesign the front facing structure of the ground and first floor of the school has proved a hit with new Year 7 students.

Our students were given the opportunity to create designs for an extension to the building. The brief was to create more light within the area while using an interesting structure that would reach the second floor.

Knowledge Connected is the name given to Creative Education Trust’s (CET) programme of creative education. It combines six concepts that frame Knowledge Connected, these include structure, pattern, meaning, performance, human interaction, and practice.

Following an in-depth selection process, Mr Keen announced three worthy Year 7 winners this week.

Awarded with a framed Knowledge Connected certificate, chocolates, mug, vouchers and water bottle, our winners are: 

Olivia Kelley whose design combined two different styles. That of Norman Foster and the other from Thomas Heatherwick. 

Olivia said: “I tried to include more style and bigger buildings. I also showed a window with the Ellis Guilford logo and the CET logo on the side. I tried to make a symmetrical design/pattern.”

Havana Tuker’s idea, inspired by the brief, was to make an unusual design style. 

Havana explained: “I was thinking about what to put on the design and I picked Art Deco and the high-tech art. I included a balcony for students and teachers to look out across the view and plenty of windows creating more light so less electricity will be used in the day.”

Jayden Powell was inspired by Norman Foster in his design. 

Jayden stated: “I thought it would be creative to add a unique design. I also chose this style because it improved the building and fitted in very well. I thought about using more modern materials like glass so it could look presentable and plenty of light.”

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