Langley School student wins technology design award

A TALENTED student from a Loddon school has beaten over 90 students to win a top place in a national technology design award.

Johannes Hertel, 17, of Langley School, won the award at the coveted National Final of the Technology Design Innovation Awards 2011.

Students from all over the UK competed by entering their GCSE and A Level work in the subject of design, technology, engineering, manufacturing, product design and electronics.

Johannes created a rotary moulding machine to make complex 3D shapes and it was specifically designed to promote the teaching of rotary moulding technology in schools.

The machine was originally designed, manufactured and tested as part of Johannes's A Level course in Product Design.

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The final, fully functional product was presented to judges in Worcester on Tuesday, July 13 but he was just pipped to the post by another competitor and gained second place. He won a digital camera, a plaque and vouchers.

Steve Daly, head of Design and Technology at Langley School said: 'The overall standard of students work at the competition was very high. He has done exceptionally well, he has beaten many students from top performing schools, from all over of the UK.'

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Johannes will be providing a case study of his product which will be published in the Technology Enhancement Programme Magazine and website to show how he used advanced computer aided design software and computer aided manufacturing.

Johannes will also be going on to attending Loughborough University to study a BSC in Product Design and Technology.

The competition is run by Technology Enhancement Programme and Manufacturing Technologies Association.

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