Students shortlisted for Merchant Taylors’ Company Design Competition

Four students at Wolverhampton Grammar School have had their creative designs shortlisted as part of the Merchant Taylors’ Company Design Competition.

The competition was open to all Year 10 – Upper Sixth students from Merchant Taylors’ Company affiliated schools. Students were given the task of identifying a design problem and coming up with a solution.

Charlie Hulme in Year 10 has been shortlisted in the intermediate category for his glasses tracker design. In the Senior category Lower Sixth student, Vishwas Kumar has been shortlisted for his finger heater design, and Upper Sixth students Charlie Hesson and Jacob Gilkes for their multi-functional living and recycling designs, respectively.

Simon O’Malley, Head of Design & Technology commented: “I’m delighted that our students have been recognised for their original designs. The competition has given them the opportunity to expand on their creative thinking and problem-solving skills using innovative design methods.”

Entries were judged by guest shortlisters – John Coleman, one of the Company’s Liverymen and Former Principal Moderator and Chief Examiner for AQA Product Design; Andy Thomson, Director of Design Technology and Engineering at Highgate School; and fellow Liveryman Victoria Townsend, a Savile Row tailor who runs the London Academy of Bespoke.

The Grand Final will take place on Wednesday 9th March 2022 at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London. We wish Charlie, Vishwas, Jacob, and Charlie the very best of luck!