Creative pupils show talents

Jordi Avison with his umbrella stand.
Jordi Avison with his umbrella stand.

Students from Amble’s James Calvert Spence College performed well in the Young Engineer, Designer and Technology Competition 2014.

Jordi Avison, Scott Harvey, Caitlin Mitchell, Robyn Stevens and Zoe Callaghan all came away winners.

A prize of £200 was shared between all of the students for the presentation of pupils’ designs as a whole.

In addition, Jordi Avison was presented with a cheque for £100 for his very creative bespoke umbrella stand.

David Coils, teacher of design technology, said: “A stimulating and rewarding day was had by all.

“A big thank-you needs to go out to the Rotary Club of Hexham and the Discovery Museum in Newcastle for sponsoring this annual event which is always part of our school calendar.

“Events like this really enthuse students and give them a taste of the real world and how innovative designs and hard work can really lead to success.”

It isn’t the first time that students from the school have caught the eye with their creations.

Earlier this year, the Acklington Road site threw open its doors to visitors for the Create@JCSC exhibition.

This showcased the full range of design and creative subjects studied by students in the Discovery Faculty. Some of the feeder first schools also contributed work.

The food technology students cooked up a host of different dishes.

Leader of Northumberland County Council, Coun Grant Davey, who attended the Create@JCSC exhibition, said: “There was some truly amazing work, the quality was outstanding.

“There are clearly a lot of dedicated staff and students at JCSC.”