De­signer ‘jump­ing for joy’

Year nine chem­istry pupils at Che­sham Gram­mar School were asked to de­sign a poster for the Cu­ri­ous About Cop­per com­pe­ti­tion. ISHA LALLI, who won sec­ond prize out of 500 en­tries, re­ports

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT -

ABOUT two months ago I was given a home­work task to cre­ate a poster about cop­per and its uses, which was a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion called Cu­ri­ous About Cop­per, run by the Cop­per De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion. We had a choice be­tween Elec­tron­ics and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Health and Medicine and Build­ings and De­sign.

I chose Build­ings and De­sign as it is closely linked with de­sign and tech­nol­ogy, which I take a keen in­ter­est in. Miss Tho­day, my chem­istry teacher, was ex­cited to give us this op­por­tu­nity as we had a chance of win­ning the com­pe­ti­tion.

In chem­istry lessons at school I had al­ready be­come cu­ri­ous about this sub­ject as my par­ents work in the build­ing and de­sign in­dus­try. I did not think much of the home­work and at first did it so I would not get into trou­ble. As I was look­ing into the sub­ject I sur­pris­ingly found it very in­ter­est­ing. Over­all it took me about two days to com­plete the home­work and I was pretty im­pressed about how much I had learned.

When I found out I had achieved run­ner up I was lit­er­ally jump­ing for joy as I did not ex­pect to win £50 for just do­ing my home­work. I was also proud that the chem­istry depart­ment re­ceived £250 and I could see Miss Tho­day grin­ning from ear to ear about my achieve­ment. To be hon­est, I am still quite sur­prised that I won out of more than 500 en­trants, con­sid­er­ing it was just a piece of home­work, but it goes to show that if you put your mind to it you can achieve any­thing!

Isha Lalli won sec­ond prize in the Cu­ri­ous About Cop­per poster com­pe­ti­tion

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