The Perse School

Perse Teacher receives Design and Technology Excellence Award

29 Mar 2017

The Perse School’s Head of Design and Technology, Keith Wilkin, has been recognised for his contribution to teaching at the 17th Annual Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards. Keith picked up the award for “Outstanding Design and Technology Teacher” having been nominated by his colleagues in the department earlier this year.

The awards recognise the commitment and achievements of teachers, teacher trainers, education consultants and academics across primary and secondary schools, and further and higher education.

Nominated and voted for by peers in the education sector, the Design and Technology Association’s Excellence Awards is open to the 11,000-strong membership and non-members across England and Wales.

The awards event,  held at The Institution of Engineering and Technology in London,  were hosted by Angela Lamont, a writer, TV and radio presenter who has presented Science Fix, The Physical World and the BAFTA winning It’ll Never Work for BBC.

Lesley Morris, Chair of the Design and Technology Association and Max McMurdo, award winning British product designer presented the awards.

Dr Julie Nugent, Chief Executive of the Design and Technology Association, recognised Keith Wilkin’s achievement, saying: “Keith is to be congratulated on his well deserved award, and celebrated for going above and beyond what might be expected in his contributions to supporting the subject of design and technology. We know that employers across the advanced manufacturing and creative industries are already concerned about the real shortage of engineers and designers and we need more people like Keith to inspire future generations.”

Click here to listen to Keith’s reaction to winning the award:


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