TG Escapes, an award-winning eco-building company, recently launched a nationwide competition, in partnership with HTU and SecEd, for schools to take part in during lockdown. Students were challenged with imagining and designing an ‘outdoor learning centre for the future’ which must incorporate an eco-building and outdoor space.
Each school can submit only one entry to be considered by a panel of judges however we have been absolutely blown away by the standard of entries, making it a very difficult decision to choose a winner. Students’ ideas were creative, innovative and backed up by research and the standard of drawing and design skills were brilliant.
Unfortunately, we can only enter one design however we would like to say a huge well done to our two runners up, Year 7 students, Jack Appleby in 3rd place and Grace Haswell in 2nd, for your fantastic entries – we can’t wait to see what you create next!
Our Academy winner, Aiden Oakes in Year 8, wowed our judges with his amazing design which included research on biodiverse energy sources, sustainable materials and a well explained creative design. His work was well-considered and highly informative for a student of his age.
Aiden’s design has now been submitted into the Key Stage 3 category and will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The winning design from each age group will be turned into a fully rendered architectural design by TG Escapes’ own architects, Metropolis. The student, along with two runners up, will also receive a tree planting pack including ten trees to adopt from TG Escapes’ tree planting initiative, EcoMatcher. We will also be displaying the students’ entries at school upon our return.
Good luck Aiden – we can’t wait to see how you get on!