The Peter Young Award for Technology is given to a Design & Technologies student who has achieved excellence in their chosen field. Peter Young was a founding teacher at St. Peter’s College in the Technology Faculty and the award was struck when he finished his teaching time here. The prize is in the form of a certificate and monetary funds that go towards materials to continue the student’s technology studies. The principal judges this award with the Technology Learning & Teaching Coach and with input from Design & Technologies teachers.
The Cranbourne Campus 2022 recipient is Year 11 VCE Product Design and Technology student Liam Foggo for his table lamp. The overarching theme of this project was sustainability in the product design process. A comprehensive design folio was completed, and the lamp was manufactured using plantation grown timber, energy efficient LED and 100% recycled plastic. The recycled plastic was manufactured on site by Year 11 students. Liam showed perseverance and care to create a light that is both highly functional and beautiful in its simplicity despite the complexity of its design and construction.