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Project Lumen Award

Project Lumen Award

Giles Academy Win Project Lumen Award

This year seven students from Giles Academy entered the Project Lumen competition organized by the EBP (Enterprise Business Partnership). The competition paired schools with businesses to produce solutions to business problems. Giles Academy’s brief was to finds a use for off cuts of wood for Hill Holt Wood at Norton Disney, near Newark. Hill Holt is a sustainable woodland and saw mill and they provided the students with wood offcuts, which they cannot use, to create their products with.

The students created ideas, produced a business plan and found solutions to the problem. They made a wooden garden calendar, planter and bird box from the off cuts provided and marketed it to be sold as a garden package to Chestnut Homes or to local garden centres. 

The products were displayed at The Project Lumen Celebration Awards at Lincoln University’s Engine Shed on Thursday 6th July 2017. Students were judged on their presentation, display, business plan and research.

We are proud to announce that Giles Academy came second out of 11 presentations and received a trophy from the EPB for their hard work and excellent ideas.  

The students presented their ideas fluently and confidently showing knowledge and understanding of the brief and producing original and innovative products that would use the off cuts from Hill Holt Wood, but using very little labour and other components making it a very cost effective idea.

The students who participated were: Joe Fisher, Megan Harrison, Ugne Kilkute, Genevieve Layfield, Ben Milne, May Rothwell and Jess Sharples.

Thanks to Miss S. Brader and Mrs. P Dover for their practical skills and business acumen in assisting the students in this venture.

Mrs. S. Cook

Project Lumen Co-ordinator