Design graduates host visit to degree show for BMS students

Former BMS students Chris Wood,  Sam Railton, Mark Heard, Roy Scott and Harjeet Sehmbi.
Former BMS students Chris Wood, Sam Railton, Mark Heard, Roy Scott and Harjeet Sehmbi.

A group of former Bedford Modern School students are heading towards exciting careers in the world of design.

Chris Wood, Mark Heard, Roy Scott, Harjeet Sehmbi and Sam Railton are five former Bedford Modern School students graduating from Loughborough University this summer.

Chris has been nominated for the Young Designer of the Year and has a contract with Nestle in their manufacturing division. Chris gained experience as a manufacturing technologist with Unilever before writing a dissertation asking ‘Do products of the personal care industry influence body image in today’s society?’

Chris has allowed Bedford Modern School to display his degree show work in the school’s design and technology department from September.

Mark, 21, joins the prestigious and innovative company, Dyson, this month, as a graduate design engineer within the research and development

department. His role involves designing and innovating new products from concepts, to testing and implementing for manufacture.

All five students were generous enough to host several of Bedford Modern School’s current Year 12 students for an interesting and informative visit to their degree show recently.

John White, director of sixth form at Bedford Modern School said: “We are pleased with the positive links we have built up with Loughborough University and more particularly the industrial design based courses over many years. To have five students graduating in the same cohort is unprecedented and we are naturally proud of the progress they have made.”