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Innovative design: Local heads to India
Talia s top results Marrickville High student tops design subject for HSC
Marrickville designer will help improve local living page 4 conditions.
BY LOUISE BOURKE
M Climate savings: Big win for Marrickville Local community saves 56,000 kgs worth of carbon page 8 dioxide.
Goodwill for charity: Tigers get cooking Players take time out of training to cook meals for page 23 partner charity.
arrickville High School student, Talia Kaur, has topped the state in Design and Technology in this year’s HSC exams. Ms Kaur was presented with a certificate by NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, at a First in Course ceremony in Sydney on Tuesday. She was among 100 high-achieving students from across NSW that were honoured for their results. Ms Kaur took to twitter to show her surprise at the news, tweeting: “First in the state for HSC DT!! Who would have thought? I guess everything really is possible”. As part of the subject, students had to complete a major project. Ms Kaur created a multi-function wedding dress with a removable section so that a bride could wear a gown for the ceremony and a different outfit for afterwards. As none of the Design and Technology staff at Marrickville High School are textiles specialists, Ms Kaur taught herself dressmaking and sewing to complete the project. John Baker, Ms Kaur’s teacher, said her success was well-deserved. “It’s fantastic. She worked hard to achieve what she did. She would bounce ideas of us and very quickly realised which was the best option,” he said. Two other local students, from the Saturday School of Community Languages at Dulwich High School, also topped the state in their subjects. Gizem Yilmaz came fi rst in Turkish Continuers and Sara Cho topped the Korean Background Marrickville High School student, Talia Kaur, with Education Minister Adrian Piccoli. [Photo: Ben Townsend] Speakers subject.
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