The activity was designed to supplement part of their International Primary Curriculum topic of ‘Chocolate’ and involved students working through the design process; from initial designs on paper to using a variety of workshop tools and processes.
It was fantastic to see students showing great perseverance skills while learning how to safely use new and challenging tools. Once students had cut their own shapes out using the coping saws they could then decide if they wish to vacuum form their own hand made shapes, or the laser cut shapes that they had previously designed on paper, scanned and been laser cut for them. Observing students reflecting on their designs, especially the calculations being made as to which shape once vacuumed formed would be able to contain the most chocolate, was wonderful to see.
So a huge well done to Year 3 and we look forward to more visits from Primary and EYI later on it Term 2.
Mr James Chandler, DT Teacher