Design, Make and Market Challenge
The Newbury & District Agricultural Society organised their first Design, Make and Market Challenge, which took place at the Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) on Monday 14th May 2018.
Pupils from Kennet School and The Clere School attended, along with two students from BCA, who came up with their own product designed for use in the agricultural industry. They then spent time researching their product and where it would fit in the market, along with coming up with a name and prototype. On Monday, these products were presented to a group of judges, who were taken through the process from start to finish. The judges found it very hard to decide on a winner but the results were:
1st - Lindsay Hayns from BCA, who is studying Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture.
2nd - The Clere School
Joint 3rd - Kennet School and Oliver Stephens from BCA and who is also studying Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture.
Winners received a certificate and prize money to take back to their school and they have the chance to have a stand at this year's Royal County of Berkshire Show in the Education Tent to promote their product to a wider audience.
Jan Murray, Education Officer commented "This is the inaugural launch of the challenge and I am delighted at how innovative the challenges were from the participating schools and colleges. The students all spoke with great enthusiasm about their ideas which showed great insight and thought. The success of the Final is something the Society intend to build on for next year with even greater participation."
Peter Carlisle, Society President and who was also a judge on the day, commented "What a thoroughly enjoyable time we had on Monday at the Berkshire College of Agriculture. We saw four diverse presentations that had been well-researched and the students had clearly put in a lot of time and preparation.Well done to all the who participated."