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Success for Bungay students in awards

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 June 2009 | UPDATED: 08:16 01 August 2010

STUDENTS from Bungay High School have had their most successful year yet in the Starpack Awards Scheme.

It has been running since 1960, is the premier UK annual scheme recognising innovation in packaging design and technology, and celebrates its 50th year this year.

STUDENTS from Bungay High School have had their most successful year yet in the Starpack Awards Scheme.

It has been running since 1960, is the premier UK annual scheme recognising innovation in packaging design and technology, and celebrates its 50th year this year.

Run by Institute Of Packaging: The Packaging Society, Starpack constitutes the UK packaging industry's most prestigious awards, aiming to help raise packaging standards in the UK by rewarding and encouraging creativity, and Bungay students have been entering for three years.

This year's success for them means the school has become the most successful ever in the competition, having won two out of the four briefs issued in the competition this time.

In all 21 students were awarded certificates which range from Highly Commended to Gold awards and 16 travelled to London to receive their awards at the prestigious headquarters of the Packaging Societies headquarters on the Mall, with their teacher Clinton Gillett (Director of Design Technology).

Year 10 students won the Olympic Sports drink materials research project and judges said: “Overall the entries from Bungay were of a very high standard, they were unique and visually stimulating with great reference and ring.”

Dom Harris and Andrew Johnson won Gold in the student element of the competition whilst the school received a certificate and cheque for £250.

Year 12 students won the Milk bottle redesign brief and the judges said: “Excellent concepts and mock ups made the high school entries the most outstanding they had seen in this brief.”

Mazena Emerson won the student element of the award and the school received a cheque for £500 and an all expenses paid trip to a bottling plant in the UK.

Mr Gillett said the students were fantastic ambassadors for the school and region, seeing off stiff competition from very good schools and colleges of further education all around the UK and abroad.

The prize money will be spent in the graphics department on resources to continue building this highly successful subject in the hugely successful faculty.

Winning work can be seen at the schools exhibition on Wednesday, June 24 from 6.30-8pm and everyone is welcome to go along and see that and other impressive project work completed in Art, Design and Technology.

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