Pupils feature in V&A line-up

The Webster's team being filmed for V&A Dundee's design challenge.
The Webster's team being filmed for V&A Dundee's design challenge.

The ingenuity of a team of Webster’s High School pupils has won the girls a place among the final 10 in design competition organised by V&A Dundee.

Launched last October and comprising more than 1000 pupils from schools across Forfar and Dundee, the competition challenged the youngsters to come up with designs that would change their school environments.

Working in Ms Hornsted’s English class, the team consisting of Poppy Anderson, Kiera Gowans, Rebecca Howie and Victoria Scott drew up plans for a desk that powers a learning device through fidgeting.

A school spokesperson said: “We were absolutely delighted that a team from Webster’s was selected as one of the ‘Top Ten’ to take part in the next stage of the Schools Design Challenge.

“Over 1000 pupils took part in the challenge, comprising 250 teams from both Angus and Dundee, so the girls have done amazingly well.”

In January the girls were paired with a professional designer to work on their idea, along with the other winnings teams, as part of a ‘design jam’ in Dundee and last Thursday they worked with professional film-makers Dougie Walker and Steven Cassidy, of Rapidvisual Media, in school. The company is making films of all ten teams and these, along with their work will be displayed in a public exhibition, created by the V&A Museum of Design, in the Overgate Centre in Dundee in March.