Talented pupil wins technology competition and sees winning entry turned into 3D model

Ogle Models and MP Stephen McPartland hail Lillia Dempsey

Ogle Models and MP Stephen McPartland hail Lillia Dempsey - Credit: Archant

The Year 6 victor of an artwork competition was thrilled to find her winning entry printed in 3D at an innovative design company.

Talented Lilia Dempsey, who attends St Thomas More Roman Catholic School in Letchworth, saw her triumphant depiction of a tree design turned into a printed model of her artwork by Ogle Models, based in Birds Hill.

The competition, called The Future of Technology Art, has been open to Years 5 through to Years 8 across our area by posing the question: ‘What will technology look like in the future – and what does it mean to you?’

Lillia told the Comet: “I’m so happy that everyone liked my drawing. I thought of it when I looked out the window and saw the trees blowing in the wind outside.”

Dave Bennion, Ogle Models’ marketing and sales director, judged the entries.


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He said: “At the prizegiving event we surprised Lilia with a 3D printed model of the artwork she had designed.

“Congratulations to all of the pupils who created such outstanding designs, it was an inspiration for us to be surrounded by such talent and enthusiasm for technology and the future.”

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Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland, who was also present, added: “We want students to show us their vision of the future in technology. It could be computing, robotics, spaceflight or other applications.

“Stevenage is leading the way in many areas of technology and the next generation can continue to build for the future.”

For more about Ogle Models, see oglemodels.com.

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