Pizza Packaging Contest

28th July 2015 ‹ Back to listing

Year 8 students in Design & Technology at Rivington and Blackrod High School and specialist subject teachers, Mrs Dunlop and Mrs Ferson have been involved in designing pizza packaging as part of a competition introduced by Stateside Foods. The focus was on creativity, function and reuse to hopefully encourage students to design innovative packaging for the future year 3000.

In thinking about ‘functionality’ and ‘reuse’, this provided students with the opportunity to consider Sustainable (Eco) Design concepts. Respecting the environment has become a major focus for the design industry in general as they endeavor to use the planet’s resources more efficiently. Sarah Dunlop, specialist subject teacher, commented, ‘The Stateside Foods competition provided our students with an invaluable opportunity to simulate commercial practice by solving a ‘real world’ design need and then presenting ideas and prototypes to the company’s design team. Students used a range of communication skills including illustration, CADCAM and photography to present their ideas. The three winning entries received generous prizes in the form of two Kindle Fires (first and second prize) and an Art kit (third prize)’.

The winners were William Ewens, firstplace, Bethany Peace, second place and Callum Goldthorp, who gained third place.

Natalie Goodall, HR Manager said, ‘It has been a delight to work with Rivington and Blackrod High School on this design project. As an employer of just under 800 staff, Stateside Foods is pleased to engage with local young people to provide an insight into working life and we have been hugely impressed by the standard of entries that we received in response to our brief. We are thrilled that the students have had the opportunity to learn about our product development processes and we hope to support similar projects in the future.’

Packaging competition winners



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