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Design Award Winner

Sixth Former Chehara has scooped this year’s top prize in the RSA Pupil Design Awards for her project aiming to challenge systemic racism.

The annual awards, run by the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures & Commerce, encourage students to use their creativity and imagination to address real challenges facing people and the planet. Chehara tackled this year’s brief by considering how to challenge systemic racism; her winning project focused on how to raise cultural awareness among pupils: an interactive display box to be placed in different areas around schools, for pupils to engage with and educate themselves about the heritage of different cultures.

The judges praised Chehara for successfully distilling the complexity of the brief into an outstanding design process and coherent outcome, and for responding to their questions with great maturity and insight.  They commented that her presentation was extremely articulate, adding: “Chehara has great potential to become a designer.” Congratulations on an outstanding achievement!

Chehara is one of our Deputy Head Girls and leads the Sixth Form Diversity Team, promoting a culture that is welcoming and inclusive for different cultures, religions and the LGBTQ+ community.

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