Student Creates Award Winning Crash Helmet

Students from the Art, Design and Fashion department at Barnsley College have held their end of year show at the Old Mill Lane site. The show featured work from students studying Graphic Design, Fine Art, Fashion, Textiles and 3D design.

Principal Colin Booth was asked to judge the work of the students and choose an overall winner. The Principals’ Award was given to 3D Design student Adam Goodwin. Adam’s final project was inspired by his hero Valentino Rossi, an Italian professional motorcycle racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion. He designed a crash helmet that echoed the lines of Rossi’s motorcycle and featured the bright colours and designs which make his race bike and leathers so recognisable.

The crash helmet, made from mdf, has been shaped, sanded, hand detailed and varnished, finished with foam pads for comfort and took almost three months to complete.

Adam, who started his journey three years ago studying Level 1 Art and Design, had no GCSEs when he returned to the UK after living abroad and has had to complete Maths and English GCSEs during his studies. Adam is going on to the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course at University Campus Barnsley (UCB). The course offers an opportunity to explore a wide range of art and design activities, specialising in Fine Art, Graphic Design, 3D Design or Fashion/Textiles and is free to study for those aged 18 – 19 years.

Art and Design Instructor Daniel Booth said: “It is inspiring to see how far Adam has come with his art; having no formal qualifications did not stop his enthusiasm and he has worked hard to achieve his goals. I am really pleased he has been recognised with this award.”

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