Leeds West Academy


SLT 'Dragons Den'

Katie, Year 10 student, attended an SLT meeting to present her 'LWA Tie Pin' idea which she has developed in lessons. 

Year 10 Design Technology pupils have been undertaking an enterprise project to create products that they can design, produce and sell in school and out in the local community.

This part of their GCSE course is helping them learn how the product design industry and businesses operate. 

Katie has designed and made a laser cut, tie-shaped badge and key ring to represent each of the four new houses, with an initial motif featured on each one. Her design caught the eye of Mr Zeb when he visited her classroom, and she was invited to present her concept to members of the SLT (Senior Leadership Team). 

"Katie has worked extremely hard on this project," says Mrs Spencer, Katie's Design Technology teacher.

"Her design is fun and innovative and it's great to see her efforts being recognised throughout the school and faculty. The whole class is eager to work with Katie to develop this exciting project."