Denbigh students swept the board at the MK Vision 2030 Competition coming away with the first, second, and third prizes in the 12-16 age category. Our winners were Krish Thakker (Y9, first place), Alexa Ashby (Y7, second place) and Abena Jasydaran (Y9, third place). Krish, Alexa and Abena were invited with their families to a presentation ceremony in Midsummer Place where the winning entries were exhibited. The Mayor of MK, Cllr Mohammed Khan, presented them with their prizes (shopping vouchers up to £50) and took time to discuss their ideas with them.
The Competition challenged students to use the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals to illustrate their vision for Milton Keynes in 2030. We invited our students to enter the Competition during our school-wide Careers Week in March as it allowed them to apply the knowledge they have acquired from recent Humanities speakers who have discussed law, park management, research and policy and philosophy with them (all virtually!). We received a range of impressive entries from across Years 7 to 10.
The MK Vision judges said that Denbigh’s entries were of the highest quality and both well- considered and original in terms of how they could make Milton Keynes a more sustainable place to live. The judges saw a variety of innovative ideas: from dual-carriageway wind turbines to MK Bin Maps. We were particularly impressed with how well our students applied geographical ideas and skills to reimagine Milton Keynes.