Students win design awards
Two ex-students from Godalming College have been recognised in the education category, at this year’s Waverley Design Awards, it has been announced today.
Gemma Coate scooped the top prize in the 16 to 21 years class for an academic project based on an investigation into the drought conditions found in Western Australia, and an analysis of past and future responses to these. The report, which Gemma undertook during her upper sixth year, followed a visit to her sister in Australia. It helped her to achieve top marks in this summer’s exams and Gemma is now continuing her geography studies at Newcastle University.
James Oram’s project on hurricanes reflects his desire to be a 'storm chaser' after university. He looked at, 'The effect of economic development on the impact of tropical-revolving storms', and received a Highly Commended design award for his entry. James is now studying Oceans, Climate and Physical Geography at Liverpool.
James Jagger, head of geography at Godalming College, says, “This is the first time that our students have received awards in this category and we are extremely proud of their achievement. Both Gemma and James studied A-level Geography and alongside this took the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which demands a high level of planning, research and evaluation - many of the qualities valued by universities when allocating places.”
Godalming College has previously won Waverley Design Awards for its new-build and environmental projects on the Tuesley Lane campus.