Our congratulations go to Fifth Former Jack Murphy on winning this year’s Design Museum’s Student Design Competition. 

The talented fifteen-year-old picked up the title of ‘Younger Designer of the Year’ at the Design Museum’s celebration and awards event on Saturday 12th March.

This year’s theme for the national competition was ‘CHANGING LIVES: Travel Migration and Mobility’; a theme which encouraged entrants to consider how they might develop design ideas that celebrate movement, transition, or relocation or promote a sense of togetherness and inclusion.

Jack’s ingenious answer to the brief was RESCUBE: a unique interlocking block that not only stores essential survival goods such as rice or water but can also be used as a building block afterwards for construction to build shelters, first aid centres, even schools. 

His wonderfully creative ideas and design sheets impressed the judges and his ingenious multifunctional design clearly demonstrated a positive impact for changing lives.

Jack was initially shortlisted as just one of twelve pupils from across the country to attend the prestigious event and final prize giving ceremony for the 14-16 age category before being announced as the overall winner on the night. 

A tremendous and well deserved result! Congratulations.

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