Pedmore Technology College are delighted to announce that 5 Year 9 female students won a regional competition hosted at the Black Country Living Museum.  The event Shape the Future – Young Women in Property and Construction was sponsored by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the University of Wolverhampton.

Stourbridge News:

The students designed an alternative entrance to be used primarily by schools into the centre,  fighting off tough competition in presentations from 9 other secondary and sixth form schools to win the prestigious first prize, a glass trophy to bring back to PTC.   Leading female property and construction experts from the University of Wolverhampton’s Property and Construction Facility, Jaguar Land Rover and Wolverhampton Homes were inspirational speakers at the event and on hand to give advice to competitors.  The judging panel commented that Pedmore had the edge over the other teams in terms of their design considerations which not only answered the elements of the brief but went over and above it.  For example, they identified match funding and additional income potential and showed a professional and mature approach to their presentation.  A University of Wolverhampton lecturer commented that the standard of the girl’s presentation was on a par with their 18 year old undergraduates, if not better!

Mrs Hunter (Subject Leader for Design Technology) and Mrs Turner (Director of Communications) accompanied the group and were impressed by the girl’s professionalism they showed throughout the day and final presentation.  The winning students were:-

Charlotte Baker
Adele Dudley
Tracy Le
Lauren Newton
Georgina Pardoe

Ideas from their design will be included in the future build.  Mrs Hunter commented, "You are already changing the shape of our world and putting young women firmly into the property and construction sector – well done girls!"