Banbury Aspirations Campus Final

Banbury Aspirations Campus Final 22nd November 2016

After 10 weeks of hard work, the Year 12 AEP students presented their final industry-commissioned projects on Tuesday, with a place in the National Final in London at stake on 13th December. After making their final preparations in the morning, the sub-groups gave their presentations to their teachers and company representatives, who then had the difficult decision of deciding on the best group. After lunch the winning group from each company gave their final presentation to all students, teachers and employers.

employers and guests
Principal Sylvia Thomas, Governor Rebecca Mileham and Chief Executive Steve Kenning (pictured right)
with employers from Bam Nuttall, Amey and Rational Labelling.

BN final 3
Jack, Sam, Kyle, Ran and Tyler during their presentation for Team Rush Hour.

The first group to present, Rush Hour from Bam Nuttall, explained very clearly how they would plan the construction of a tunnel at Heathrow Airport. With the aid of excellent graphics they illustrated the location of the tunnel and how they had planned its design and considered the practicalities of its construction.

Rational 2Warveen, Max, Owen and Tinashe during their winning presentation.

The second group, Rational Labelling, demonstrated how they had met the brief of improving and modernising the R21 Egg Labeller. They gave a convincing explanation of why it’s so important to ensure the quality of eggs and showed their innovation and originality when outlining their plans for redesigning the machine.

Amey Link
Xandra, Jasmine, Kerstin, Olivia and Aleena from Team Link.
The final group, Link from Amey Engineering, explained how they would redesign Kidderminster Railway Station. Their presentation considered how they would further develop the heritage aspect of the Severn Valley Railway and how they would make the station more accessible. The group illustrated their floor plan designs, and explained how they would increase the amount of natural light and improve the efficiency of the heating and ventilation.

All three of the groups were excellent and the judges finally decided that Rational Labelling gave the best presentation and that they would represent the campus in London. Congratulations to them and to all the students for their commitment to the projects. Jon Daley from Bam Nuttall commented that the students had brought fresh ideas and on the basis of their work would certainly be offered an apprenticeship if they applied. One of the Year 13 photographers, Sanah, commented that she really enjoyed the day and was impressed by the clarity and maturity of all the presentations she saw. I would like to thank the staff, students and all the employers for their tremendous efforts and I look forward to seeing the further development of students’ employability skills next term. The best of luck to Rational labelling in the National Final!

Mr. Chris Smith
Assistant Principal