Prizes of £250 each have been won by two students in a competition to design images for The Corby Sixth Form, which opens in September.
The first theme of “Sustainability” matches the eco-investment in the refurbished building on top of the Corby Town shopping centre. The Corby Sixth Form is Net Zero Carbon in operation. Achieved by implementing fabric first solutions, air source heat pumps, waste heat recovery systems and onsite generation through Solar PV panels.
This was won by Sian Macaulay, aged 17, an Art and Media student of The Bedford Sixth Form, which like The Corby Sixth Form is part of The Bedford College Group. Sian lives in Harrold, Bedfordshire.
The second theme is “Career Diversity” a subject close to the hearts of developers T & B Contractors who want to encourage as many people as possible to consider joining the construction industry – from architects and bricklayers, to surveyors and project managers.
The winner was 18-year-old Charlotte Parnham who lives in Great Denham, Beds and studied at Biddenham International School.
Their winning artworks were turned into a professionally made banner which will be on display at the building. Presenting the cheques was Oliver Tansley from the marketing team at T & B Contractors.
Pat Jones, Deputy CEO of TBCG, said:
“The Corby Sixth Form is an exciting retro-fit project showing how a building can meet the exacting eco standards of the future. We know how important these issues are to the next generation. The Corby curriculum will also reflect the diverse range of career opportunities open to young people via TCSF, which includes varied careers encompassing our eco-futures.”
The Corby Sixth Form project is being delivered in partnership with North Northamptonshire Council and is facilitated through The Corby Towns Fund, which sees the area receiving £19.9m from central Government for four projects, including the new sixth form centre.