School children in Angus who are budding designers are invited to get involved in a new competition to get creative and design a house for their favourite superhero.
Hilary Roberts, Manager, Developing the Young Workforce Dundee & Angus (DYWD&A) said “DYWD&A is delighted to support the superhero house competition. We work with industry to give career inspiration to young people, and prepare them for the world of work, highlighting the skills and knowledge they will need. This competition is a fun way of showing young people what they need to know to be an architect.”
Kelly McIntosh, Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Angus Council said; “Angus Council is pleased to see that even during the current situation we can still find ways to work in collaboration to support the development and learning for the young people of Angus.”
Jonathan Reeve from Voigt Architects who helped develop the competition said “Voigt Architects Limited have been really active in supporting work experience for school pupils and budding designers and it is a shame that hasn’t been able to happen over the last few months.
“We were inspired by an architects’ practice in Aberdeen running a similar work experience platform and design competition and wanted to do something for Angus schools. We worked closely with Angus Council and DYWD&A to develop the idea and brief, and are excited that this is now ready to launch!”
Entries can be any size and medium, such as pencil, made from Lego or cardboard or in Minecraft or even on Sketchup/3D software as long as it can be submitted as a video or photograph. There are five age category groups of P1-P2, P3-P4, P5-P7, S1-S3, S4+. A winner from each category will receive a goody bag including a £20 Amazon Voucher. Jonathan Reeve from Voigt Architects will judge the designs and will be involved in creating a 3D Model of the overall winner.
More information is available on DYWD&A’s website https://dywda.co.uk/resources/ Entries must be submitted by Monday 22 June at 5pm.