Maidstone Museum Foundation is currently running a design challenge for all schools across Kent, and are encouraging children across all year groups to participate. The Heritage Design Challenge requires students, working as individuals or in a team, to develop a prototype product that could be sold in the museum shop for £10 or less.
On Tuesday 8th March, Mr Kirk (Head of Design and Technology) and Miss Peart-Price (Teacher of Design and Technology) from the Senior School met with Mrs Savage (Head of Design and Technology) and students from the Prep School. During the visit, students shared and discussed their progress with their design ideas for the challenge.
The Art and Design and Technology students that are getting involved in the challenge, in both the Prep and Senior Schools, are very motivated and enthusiastic about the design brief set by the museum. The design brief set explains that students must take inspiration from the artefacts in the gallery, using that source of inspiration to produce their prototype product. Whilst needing to retail at under £10, it must also not have a negative impact on the environment and must be able to be produced in small batch production.
We look forward to sharing the entries and the design process by students in the newsletters in the coming weeks. Good luck to all students that are entering the competition, we hope your entries will make the top ten entries to be exhibited at the museum.