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Packaging and Design Competition

Well done to all the students who participated in this year’s Packaging and Design competition with Miss Beker. The competition has now come to an end and the best designs sent in for judging. Congratulations to Eva, Chris and Allan for being selected as the OC top two.


Eva – the Tru Case

a case to carry a trumpet or cornet

Allan and Chris - no more breaks in your flakes

Allan and Chris – no more breaks in your flakes


Packaging and Design Competition

The OC is now moving into the prototype/mock up testing phase of the Packaging and Design competition. Students who have completed their surveys and written reports of consumer feedback have now started designing 3D mock ups using their selected materials.

The first mock up should be made out of paper card and be made in the exact measurements of what the finished product should look like as a guide to their final design. Students can then begin to create rough mock-ups of their package to be tested against 3 of the following tests in bold. Students need to collect enough materials for at least 3 tests and their final product (Enough for 4 in total)

 Students will be bringing material lists home over the next week. These materials will be needed by the end of Week 3 ready for testing throughout Week 4 and 5. The final entries will be sent for marking by the end of Week 7.

Allan and Chris making their prototype

Strength Testing:

After students have made the 1st model of their design they will conduct strength testing to prove that their packaging will be protected from damage during transportation and from any of the following that the product might need protecting from: light, different temperatures, product tampering and unwanted things getting into the product or the product contents coming out etc.

Testing could involve dropping from various heights, crushing, having items placed on top, travelling in cars, temperature and sunlight tests etc.

– Show the Judges your tests and results.

– Analyse your strength testing results.

– Discuss what it is in your design that gives

your product the strongest form of protection it


– Discuss any changes you made to your testing – discuss what you may need to change and how you could design it better!


Thank you to Miss Beker who has been working hard to help students with this challenge.

Packaging Design Challenge

This week our OC students started working on the 2013 Packaging Design Challenge as part of our science and research studies. The Challenge is to demonstrate a broad understanding of packaging and sustainability issues by completing general research, conducting and analysing experiments and discussing the students design choices in writing. Students must complete a mock-up of their design as well as a written presentation. The challenge is not to design a new product but to produce new packaging.

So far students have come up with lots of interesting and innovative designs. The next step of the process will be obtaining materials to bring into school to help students with their mock-up design. A big thank you to Miss Beker who is leading this challenge with our students.

Visit the link below for further details.