St Helena : KEEGAN WINS PAS HOUSING DESIGN COMPETITION
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 20.04.2013 (Article Archived on 18.05.2013)
Keegan Yon has won the competition among students of Prince Andrew School to design a Home for the Future.
WINS PAS HOUSING DESIGN COMPETITION
Keegan Yon has won the competition among students of Prince Andrew School
to design a Home for the Future.
‘We had an excellent response from the pupils’ commented Headteacher Vanessa Tissington. ‘There were over 30 entries from students aged from ten to seventeen
and the standard was really high. The entries varied from single sheets to
several pages of work and computerised drawings.’
‘We decided to award the top prize to the entry that showed
the greatest effort and imagination’ says Government
Architect James Stuart. ‘Keegan’s
design showed that he had thought a great deal about how houses work and what
they should contain. I particularly liked the way in which Keegan gave us a set
of drawings that included plans and elevations, plus a three dimensional
drawing which he made in pencil. To design means to draw, and Keegan engaged in
a process through which he learned about the building he was designing. His drawing
demonstrated a good depth of understanding about space planning and detail. He
is a worthy winner and somebody I feel who has an innate ability that should be
encouraged and developed. ‘I would like to add that I was very impressed with
many of the other entrants which were full of the freedom and curiosity that is
truly the hallmark of great design.
We had a fishpond in the front room, a sweet shop in the
kitchen, and wonderful wit and perception. It gave me a lot of food for thought
and not a few things I will take into my own work.’ ‘Any one of ten of the
shortlisted entries deserved a prize and we feel sure that there is an
architect of the future among our students’ said
Kirstie Joshua of ESH, which sponsored the prizes. ‘Keegan’s attention to detail, especially taking into account
drawing by hand and the design for someone of his age was amazing. The first
prize was well deserved.’
Second place went to Chloe Midwinter and Renne Dutoit for their shared
entry and third place was won by Kristen Fowler. James has invited Keegan to spend
a day with the team in the drawing office and ESH will be doing its best to
create opportunities for everyone who wants to work in the building industry.
The shortlisted entries will be exhibited at PAS until the end of April,
alongside the shortlist for the international competition for architects to
design a new home for St Helena. Keegan and Art Teacher Sharon Clingham have
now been invited to join the international jury for that competition, with the
jury now made up entirely of local residents of all ages. The results of the
international competition will be announced in May.
Sodexo Defence Falklands sponsored and took part in the inaugural
Falklands Caterer event on 6th April 2013.The main reason is to improve
military skills within the Catering Squadron, but also to raise monies for the
South Atlantic medal association and the Royal British Legion. Falklands
Caterer is a three stage competition between the three services and a civilian
element. The competition started with a 10 km run around the station with
packs. The second phase was four different command tasks and the final round
was a catering competition using field catering equipment.
The civilian team consisted of two Sodexo chefs, Mr Christopher
Thompson, Mr Merrill Leo, a member of Interserve defence Mr Jerome Thompson and
the female element Ms Georgia Arnold ,the pictures shows the civilian team
during the physical element and receiving the trophy’s. Unfortunately the team
came last in the run element but won the command tasks and came second in the
Catering by only one point.
Once the overall scores were counted the Civilian team came second to
the RAF, this is a tremendous result bearing in mind the complete lack of
experience in these types of events. The whole event was followed by a disco
The new Commander British Forces, Air Commodore Russell le Forte,
presented the medals and awards, then went on to thank Sodexo for their support
in putting such a fantastic event together. The event organiser Captain Ali
Hughes Royal Logistic Corps, then went onto announce that over three thousand
pounds had been raised for the nominated charities.
17 April 2013