Two pupils have received a DEC Connect Award for taking on the ‘Design a Restaurant’ challenge.
Sam P and Ollie I were tasked to design a restaurant for a celebrity chef that encapsulates the ethos and core values of a warm and friendly restaurant, as well as being set up for commercial success. They worked hard last term to fulfil the requirements of the design brief which included selecting a suitable existing building, considering the local and social impact, following design parameters carefully, considering how best the restaurant can integrate the local community and combined visual inspiration with practical considerations.
Kerrie Finley, Head of Physics who runs the DEC club commented, “Design...Engineer...Construct! is one of many fantastic co-curricular clubs at Royal Hospital School. The benefits of it include allowing our students to apply their STEM skills to real life problems, challenges them to think creatively and problem solve, raises their awareness of the importance of sustainability in industry, explore career pathways through research and visiting speakers and encourages collaboration and teamwork skills.
“Having launched in September 2021, our numbers have increased from 6 to 16 in 2022. I am looking forward to welcoming more students to join our club in 2023, work towards awards for their portfolios and develop transferable skills for their futures."
Sam P commented, “I love this club because it means I can be really creative, but it mixes with real life situations and it means I can apply for a wider range of different jobs in the future.”
Ollie I commented, “I have really enjoyed designing a restaurant in DEC because it was really creative and fun.”