Jaguar time capsule shortlist announced

16 March 2017

The shortlisted pupils for a major national design challenge run by Jaguar, the Scottish Qualifications Authority and V&A Museum of Design Dundee have been announced today (Thursday 16 March).

Pupils studying the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s Higher Design and Manufacture course this year were challenged to design a time capsule to celebrate the construction of V&A Dundee.

One winning design will be selected next week by an expert panel chaired by Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum. The winning pupil will then receive a week’s work experience in Jaguar’s design studio in Coventry where their design will be developed and manufactured.

The five shortlisted pupils are:

Luisa Geddes, The Community School of Auchterarder (teacher - Will Rich)
Ruben Hann, Grove Academy, Dundee (teacher - Mairi Harper)
Phoebe Simpson, Woodmill High School, Fife (teacher - Kirsty McDermid)
William Chan, Liberton High School, Edinburgh (teacher - Jim Henneghan)
Ruaridh Smith, St Columba's High School, Gourock (teacher - Greg Starling)

Area awards have also been given to:

Cammie Ross, Woodmill High School, Fife
Scott Millar, Dalbeattie High School, Dumfries & Galloway
Tiegan Brunton, St David's RC High School, Edinburgh
Ewan Keir, Eastwood High School, East Renfrewshire

Grove Academy in Dundee was also awarded the prize of Most Creative School following the shortlisting by SQA and V&A Dundee.

Philip Long, Director of V&A Dundee, said: “This will be a fantastic opportunity for the winning pupil to work at Jaguar and have their design turned into reality. We are very excited about this partnership with Jaguar and the Scottish Qualifications Authority, through which we have been able to get more young people involved with and inspired by design.

“The finished time capsule will be installed at the new V&A Dundee museum ahead of its opening in 2018. It will be filled with items created by Scottish primary school pupils, and opened in 50 years.

“Senior school pupils across the country were able to get involved, as the design challenge for the capsule itself formed an accredited module that counts towards the students’ Design and Manufacture Higher qualification.”

V&A Dundee worked in partnership with SQA, with the design challenge forming an accredited module that counts towards the students’ Design and Manufacture Higher qualification.

Dr Gill Stewart, Director of Qualifications Development at SQA, said: “The standard of work we have seen so far has been exceptional, with each of the finalists developing well thought-through submissions that clearly understand the requirements of the design brief they were given.

“What is more, the work they and every Higher Design and Manufacture candidate submitted for the competition will count towards their final grade.”

The Scottish pupils studying the Higher Design and Manufacture course received a design brief for the time capsule last year, with all of their work for the competition counting as credit towards their Higher qualification.

The brief specifies the design and engineering requirements for the time capsule, including being weatherproof for 50 years, guaranteeing consistent environment conditions for the objects placed inside the capsule, occupying a space of no more than 1.5 cubic metres, and being a creative design inspired by Jaguar and the V&A Dundee building.

The final time capsule will be unveiled in 2018, ahead of V&A Dundee opening to the public later that same year.

V&A Dundee has been delivering community engagement and education projects since 2014, including the Schools Design Challenge which saw over 1,000 pupils from Angus and Dundee designing ways to improve their schools.

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