The winners of the WJEC Innovation Exhibition and Awards have been invited to exhibit their work and in the public areas of the offices so that visitors can be inspired by their designs.
The exhibitions includes the work of the overall winner, Gwion Jones from Ysgol y Gader, Dolgellau who devised a portable cycling grid. As a farmer and keen cyclist he identified the need to develop a cycling grid to replace gates which would allow cyclists to enjoy the countryside without getting off their bikes as well as stopping sheep from escaping.
The First Minister, Carwyn Jones presented the awards in October and said:
“I never fail to be impressed and inspired by the outstanding projects. It is great to see the potential future designers and engineers who may come up with the next must-have gadget and technology.”
The exhibition will run in both offices in the public area called Y Bont in Aberystwyth and Llandudno Junction from 19th till 30th November. The designs for the items will be on display and in many cases the items too. For more information contact Y Bont on tel: 0300 062 5603 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winning designs on show in Llandudno Junction Y Bont are:
AS Level category
1st prize: Matthew Clark, Ysgol Eirias, Colwyn Bay – Feature lamp in form of a stickman sitting on a chair
3rd prize: Siwan Mair Jones, Ysgol Morgan Llwyd – Camp cooking storage aid
A level category
3rd prize: Ellice Everett, Ysgol Brynhyfryd – clear cape dress
Winner: Nia Williams, Ysgol y Creuddyn, Llandudno – 1920s inspired dress
IP Office category
Winner: Elena Roberts, Coleg Meirion Dwyfor – development of a corporate identity.
CAD / CAM category
Winner: Iwan Fôn Lewis, Coleg Meirion Dwyfor – Double-ended flask
Winning designs on show at Aberystwyth Y Bont are:
GCSE category and overall winner
1st prize: Gwion Jones, Ysgol y Gader, Dolgellau – portable cycling grid
2nd prize: Liam Logan, Ysgol Dyffryn Taf – Leading light dog lead
3rd prize: Emma Williams, St Cyres School – Low voltage lighting
A level category
2nd prize: Steffan Reed, Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi – gate mate, to aid a person to hang a gate onto the hinges of a post of a wall