Delcam-sponsored Sedbergh School wins Newcomer of the Year at BJA Awards
Delcam is pleased to report that Sedbergh School was the winner of the Newcomer of the Year Award at the British Jewellers’ Association Awards held in Birmingham earlier this month. Delcam has recently developed a close partnership with the School and the School of Jewellery in Birmingham to encourage more young people into jewellery as a career.
Sedbergh, an independent co-educational school based in Cumbria, took the decision to invest in teachers and high-quality facilities to enable its students to study jewellery production three years ago. Since then, a total of over 250 students have had the chance to try their hand at jewellery and silver-smithing, including the opportunity to design their own pieces with Delcam’s ArtCAM JewelSmith software.
The school now has both GCSE and A-level options that allow students to specialise in jewellery design and manufacture. Last summer, its first GCSE candidates passed their examinations with flying colours. Sedbergh also became the first school in the country to be granted membership of the BJA.
The recent arrival of Jeweller in Residence, Christine Davies, a BJA Baxendale Award Winner in 2009, and the installation of a state-of-the-art Roland MDX540 sponsored by Delcam has reinforced the strength of both the teaching and equipment at the school. Pupils, aged 13 to 18, are now equipped to produce industry-quality designs, from simple gemstone rings and pendants to complex investment castings.
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13 December 2013