David Cobaine Shield awarded to prizewinning designers at FUS

“David Cobaine Shield awarded to prizewinning designers at FUS.”

Ferndown Upper School are celebrating a clutch of design awards for their work in fashion, textiles and design technology. Numerous cash prizes and commendations are awarded for deserving STEM based student projects across the schools of Dorset by the charitable Valter trust and Dorset Asset group (assistance to schools with science, engineering and technology). Quoting from the recent newsletter:

“A number of excellent textiles projects were received and cash prizes awarded to students at Ferndown Upper School. The Gwen Kent, top textile prize of £100 went to Jannatul Firdaus, £75 to Aleksandra Dyka, and £30 each for Jodie Ramsier, Danny Miles and Holly Smith.”

We also celebrate two resistant materials prizes of £50.00; Asha Dunesby Dent and Charlie Batchelor. These outstanding achievements have resulted in FUS being the overall winners this year of the ‘David Cobaine’ shield for design innovation and workmanship. The shield is awarded annually and was previously held by Thomas Hardye’s and Poole Grammar school. Award winning work will be on display during our sixth form open evening on Thursday 18th October- all visitors welcome.

Lisa Robson

Head of Textiles, Ferndown Upper School