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DVC Year 9 & Year 10 Competition Awards:

Year 9 and Year 10 students compete for design awards in the DVC class on a 2 week cycle. Students receive  a design brief with specifications and a marking schedule. Once a solution to the design brief is completed by students, the work is marked by the teacher and design awards are presented. Students receive 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd place badges, which they wear for about a week and then return they return it to the teacher. A marking schedule contains the following criteria:

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Below: A snapshot of the badges handed to the prize winners.

See this interesting Solar Bird House, where birds hang out at night below.

File this under – sure, but why? This cute-but-totally-gratuitous solar-powered birdhouse is made by OOOMS, Dutch designers of products like the Twig USB drive. During the day, a solar panel mounted on the roof charges a small interior battery. At night, the landing perch lights up in anticipation of bugs who are addicted to the glowing brightness of nightlights. The idea is that birds can use the light to attract their prey close to their bed for a nighttime snack. Sounds like a good idea, because who says birds shouldn’t enjoy some nighttime outdoor lighting?  We think this thing should be on a timer though — keeping a perch lit after 2 am is asking for a flock of birds starting some trouble.  Strangely enough, these solar birdhouses are hot-ticket items at Charles & Marie (sold out when we checked!), but you can find them for sale at the OOOMS website.

Source: Inhabitat.com/questionable-solar-bird-house/

Read more: Solar Bird House: Late Night Bird Hangout | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building 

Link: http://inhabitat.com/questionable-solar-bird-house/

 

Summary of Competition Results: 

Bird Feeder and Birdhouse Design: Animal Architecture & Sustainable Architecture.

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Museum Design, NZ Culture (Maaori & Pakeha)


Year 9:

Liberty Thompson 80%- 3 rd place

Kwitz Marshall 84%-2 nd place

Micaela Tischendorff 90 %-1 st place


Year 10:

Sam Richards 92 % -1 st place

Mikayla Dickinson 91%- 2nd place

James Chopra 91% -2 nd place

Jessica Tischendorff 90 % -3 rd place


PDF file of the top student's work for the sustainable Bird feeder/Birdhouse design  competition (Animal Architecture): Micaela Tischendorf-Year 9 (March 2015)

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PDF file of the top student's work for the sustainable Bird feeder/Birdhouse design  competition (Animal Architecture): Sam Richards-Year 10 (March 2015)

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PDF file of the top student's work for the Museum design  competition (Maaori and Pakeha culture, NZ): Micaela Tischendorf Year 9(March 2015)

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Short Story Competition Year 9 DVC (winner year 10 DVC at HC): Jessica Tischendorf (June 2015)

Make An App Competition Year 10 DVC HC -June 2015: Winner of the competition Year 10-Victoria Whyte.

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Make An App Competition Year 9 DVC HC -June 2015: Winner of the competition Year 9- Micaela Tischendorf.  

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