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Archive for June, 2009

Students compete to enter the dragon’s den – Fabricon Foundation

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

As part of Fabricon’s ongoing Fabricon Foundation initiative we recently visited Audenshaw High School in Ashton to kick of a Design competition aimed at developing design talent. Here is some recent press coverage of the visit.

Excerpt from Denton and Audenshaw Reporter. May 28th 2009.

AUDENSHAW High School pupils are taking part in a Dragon’s Den style competition.

audenshaw1Year Nine pupils from the Hazel Street school received a visit from an Ashton design engineering company in their morning assembly on April 30. Fabricon Design challenged the pupils to create a tool which will help an elderly or disabled resident with grip problems to complete any daily task around the-home. Group chairman – Mark Bushdyhan said “We have created the Fabricon Foundation Design Competition for Young People.We are passionate about design and innovation and through our work with the Foundation we are committed to helping develop and empower the next generation of young UK design talent.”

This year’s competition is in conjunction with Audenshaw High School Year 9 pupils. Two hundred boys will have the opportunity to design a product that makes daily lifeĀ for the less able and elderly people easier. Design technology teacher at Audenshaw High School, Alan Hadfield, said: “Year 9 pupils are going to design an improved grip or handle for the elderly or disabled to use at home. Fabricon will chose the best three designers and they will be awarded. The winning designs will be prototyped by Fabricon, and the pupils will get to visit the design base in Ashton, and see how the machinery works and how it makes their design. The winner will see their product manufactured by Fabricon and assessed for commercial production.”
The winner will be selected in the Fabricon boardroom on Whitelands Road on, or around. June 29. Pupils whose ideas are ranked as first, second and third best will receive special prizes.


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