Lisneal College student is winner of Workwear Challenge Competition

Congratulations to Sophie Magee, from Lisneal College, a controlled school based in Londonderry. Sophie was the winner of a Workwear Challenge Competition that involved five schools in the north west.

Lisneal College - Sophie Magee winner of Workwear competition

Sophie designed workwear that was specifically tailored for women employed at Terex, a US-owned company which is one of NI's biggest manufacturing employers with a site located in Campsie in County Londonderry.

Sophie, Key Stage 3 student at Lisneal College said,

“It was a bit scary, you know, seeing something I had in my head on a page and then seeing it there in real life was just amazing. Seeing my design produced and worn by people for the very first time was a surreal experience. My favourite subjects are technology and art so a career in manufacturing or engineering, - maybe even at Terex - would be amazing when I'm older.”

Michael Allen, Principal, Lisneal College added,

“The whole school was incredibly proud of Sophie who got a design brief as part of the competition and along with her teacher and head of department, Ms McCrudden, went about to complete her design. As a technology and design teacher myself, I know just how big of a deal it is to get an idea from your mind onto paper and then into reality. There is not a technology teacher or even university student out there who doesn't have that dream of seeing an idea come to life. I can't thank Terex enough, they looked after Sophie so well and have given the school such a brilliant opportunity with this competition.”

The controlled education sector is the largest, most diverse education sector in Northern Ireland comprising 49% of all schools across all phases: nursery, special, primary, secondary, grammar, integrated and Irish medium schools.



02 October 2023