15/03/2010 by mcmakarolyn
A leading outdoor clothing designer visited Manchester Creative and Media Academy (Boys) to lead a group of pupils who are developing their own eco-friendly and functional products.
Julie Greengrass, Head of Design at outdoor clothing company Sprayway, delivered a session to students from year 10 as part of Miss Alberti’s enrichment group ‘Outdoor Clothing Design’.
Julie covered topics including the specifications of outdoor clothing and the role of a designer.
A spokesperson for Sprayway said: “Julie was suitably impressed by the talent on display and more than happy to get involved in this project that is getting fresh faces involved in, and enjoying, the outdoors.”
Miss Alberti was the winner of the Outdoor Industries Association’s 2009 Innovation for Extremes Award. She is now using her experience to run the enrichment project – which is also linked with outdoor sports conference Innovation for Extremes – which she hopes will encourage students to become “the next generation of innovators”.
The spokesperson added Julie is hoping to come back to the Academy in the future.
Miss Alberti said: “The session was fantastic, informative and engaging – pupils have gained an insight into the requirements of outdoor clothing, analysing existing products and developing ideas.
“Pupils will show their products at this year’s Innovex Conference, held at the University of Lancaster in April.’
You can select these links for more information on Miss Alberti’s project and the Innovex Conference: