Innovative environmental design

We are so proud of our Year 10 Design and Technology students, Lauren van der Oord and Sofia Ninkovic who triumphed in an online design competition.

Students were required to use their design skills to address complex and critical problems highlighted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Technology students around Australia were challenged to try and solve environmental issues, with a focus on issues surrounding the Earth’s natural bodies of water.

“Students could approach this with design solutions of any kind, and these IGS students’ proposals were submitted as short videos. This was a national competition and our Design and Technology girls triumphed over students from across the whole nation,” said Director of Art and Design Drew Bickford.

“This is a huge achievement and such a proud day for them.

“Not only is it a great personal win for Lauren and Sofia, but an indication of how students can make a really meaningful impact on our world with innovative environmental design.”

“Vice President of the DATTA (the Design and Technology Teachers Association), Tania Safar, visited IGS and presented the girls with a 3D printer each as the main prizes.”

Congratulations, Sofia and Lauren!