Petans are delighted to unveil the Winning Helicopter Design

Congratulations to Ryan Powley of The Hewett School for his winning design! Ryan’s design was chosen for its professional design, simplicity and clever use of our logo and colours. Congratulations also go to George Ribbons of Aylsham High School (2nd place) and Emily Buckle of Flegg High School (3rd place).

In February this year, Petans launched its Helicopter Design Competition at 5 schools in Norfolk (The Hewett School, Aylsham High School, Flegg High School, Sewell Park College and Wayland Academy). Our training helicopter needed a new coat of paint and we invited aspiring graphic designers to give it a fresh new look.

Petans is a registered charity and one of our aims is to invest our time and resources into education and skills. “We are undertook this project to raise awareness amongst school children of the oil and gas and wider energy sector in Norfolk and Suffolk” said James Wortley (Business Manager)  “We feel it is important that local children are aware of the industries on their doorstep and the opportunities that are available to them.”

During his internship Ryan produced a new design for our 2015 course calendar which is now live on our website. The new design is consistent with our brand and provides a fresh new look. “I feel like I've gained a lot of confidence from the internship, as I was handed an important task and I feel like I completed it to the best of my ability, I also learnt what it's like to work in an office as part of a larger company and I think these are 2 skills that will really help me in later life” said Ryan.

Ryan’s teacher, Matthew Bilverstone (Faculty of Arts and Design) said “We're delighted that Ryan won the competition. He produced a really simple design which fulfils the brief perfectly. It was a great opportunity for the students to work in a real life context and to see the results of their work come to fruition. We're going to use the prize money to buy a new printer for our Graphics and Art students to use.”

We hope the competition and internship provide a platform for Ryan to develop his career in graphic design.

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