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Best Design Winners announced for Mission Mammoth STEAMfest 2023

The Mission Mammoth STEAMfest Awards evening hosted by Arts University Plymouth celebrated the best designs for creating a Mammoth House.
<p>Ten winning entries were recognised at the Mission Mammoth STEAMfest Awards evening hosted by Arts University Plymouth to celebrate the best designs for creating a Mammoth House. </p> <p>The Awards follow on from a fun-packed Mission Mammoth STEAMFest week held at The Box in July organised by Building Plymouth which attracted over 500 primary aged children, representing 13 primary schools and home educated children. Designed to inspire and engage children with the world of construction and the built environment, they worked together with over 70 construction professionals including architects, engineers, project managers, landscape designers, sustainability champions and surveyors, to help shape their creative ideas to design an imaginary ‘Mammoth House.’</p>
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<p>Judged by an industry panel, the evening celebrated the award finalists. Winners received a special Mammoth award with their certificates, which was 3D printed in Arts University Plymouth's on-site Fab Lab. The following overall winners proudly collected their mammoth figures and certificates: </p><ul><li><strong>Thinking Like a Surveyor Award – </strong>won by Emilie Shilling Ford from Mount Street Primary School and presented by Kier Construction and Kier/BAM</li><li><strong>Thinking Like a Landscaper Award –</strong>won by Isabelle from Mount Wise Primary School and presented by YGS Landscapes</li><li><strong>Consideration of Mammoth Needs Award – </strong>won by Joey, Kaidan and Charlie from Marlborough Primary School and presented by Willmott Dixon</li><li><strong>The Sustainability Award – </strong>won by Alex Williams from St Peter’s Primary School and presented by Matthew Edwards</li><li><strong>The Spatial Coordination Award –</strong>won by Morgan from Mount Street Primary School and presented by Ward Williams Associates and Hoare Lea</li><li><strong>The Creative Teamwork Award –</strong>won by Jacqueson, Daria, Audrey &amp; Christopher – St Andrews Primary School and presented by Nevada Construction</li><li><strong>The Realisation of Design Award – </strong>won by Cody Whittaker a home educated student and presented by JUBB</li><li><strong>The Quality of Design Award –</strong>won by Star Sutton from Mount Street Primary School and Romany, Justin, Brooke and Poppy from Marlborough Primary School and presented by Arcadis</li><li><strong>The Judges Special Award –</strong> won by Stuart Road Primary School and presented by Persimmon Homes and BAM</li><li><strong>The Overall Winner of Mission Mammoth 2023 Award –</strong> won by Emilie Shilling Ford from Mount Street Primary School and presented by City College Plymouth</li></ul> <p>On winning the Overall Winner Award, Emilie Shilling Ford from Mount Street Primary School said: "I was so surprised and wide-eyed at winning. I didn't think I would have been nominated although win it. I didn't know what to say. I'm not sure if I want to work in construction even though my dad does as an engineer!"</p>
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Professor Stephen Felmingham with the winners

<p>Pip Clement-Stallard, Classroom teacher at Mount Street Primary School said: “A big thank you for everything surrounding the Mammoth Mission. We are so proud of our children and their hard work and dedication to taking part. On behalf of all the children who took part in Mammoth Misson I really want to say thank you to everyone involved. The children were so excited to attend and found it fun. They found it engaging and interesting, and this allowed some to have higher aspiration for future employment. The whole day was quite an experience which allowed the children to develop their thinking skills in STEAM. It was a privilege to take part and to have the overall winner was the icing on the cake.” </p> <p>The judging panel who had the mammoth challenge of shortlisting the winning entries were thanked:</p><ul><li>Professor Stephen Felmingham – Arts University Plymouth</li><li>Simon Woof – LHC Design</li><li>Colin Aldworth – Nevada Construction</li><li>Hannah Bladon – Hoare Lea</li><li>Joshua Brooks – Royal Institute of British Architects</li><li>Nigel Horwell – Arcadis</li><li>Daffne Aguilar – Willmott Dixon</li><li>Harriet Kelly &amp; Alexander Dukic – Kier/BAM</li></ul> <p>Morven Maclean, Construction Coordinator for Building Plymouth said: “We are working hard together to inspire and raise awareness about the breadth of career opportunities in construction and the built environment. By delivering STEAMFest, we have positively influenced over 500 children about the wide range of jobs and skills needed across design, engineering, surveying, sustainability, and management. The quality of the award entries this year was incredible, and we look forward to welcoming these budding architects, engineers, landscapers, site managers and quantity surveyors into the industry in years to come.”</p>
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<p>Closing the awards event Professor Stephen Felmingham, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Arts University Plymouth said: “It is a privilege to work with Building Plymouth on this creative project for the second year running. The workplaces of tomorrow require our students to develop a range of complementary skills in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Put simply, we achieve more when we bring our skills together to solve problems and collaborate. This is evident in the brilliant outcomes by children from across the city working together during Mission Mammoth to build their STEAM skills, and in the collaboration between architectural and construction companies, artists and other organisations that makes this event possible.<br /></p>
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<p>“It was also a pleasure to see young people working for the second year running in activity books that were designed by Arts University Plymouth BA (Hons) Illustration student Zara McDermott and BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate Jade Storey. Zara recently won Silver at the Creative Conscience Awards, which celebrate social and environmental impact, and Jade moved into a position as a Graphic Designer for a global provider of medical devices after graduating. Their journeys embody the value of STEAM skills to society and their designs for Mildred the mammoth help to bring the Mission Mammoth activities to life for children.”</p> <p>To find out more, watch a video of the Mission Mammoth STEAMfest week below:</p>