In partnership with Gotherington Primary School
In November 2017 College hosted a group of Y6 pupils from Gotherington Primary school. The visit was a culmination of a long-term project to design and make Andersen shelters. The climax of the day was the final testing phase, during which the students dropped weights from an ever-increasing height to see how stable and durable their structures were!
Offering Gotherington pupils the chance to build the practical skills that are required by the National Curriculum but which are difficult to gain in their normal environment.
Helping to build an interest in the subject of Design & Technology that could ultimately see them forging successful careers in areas such as product design, engineering, architecture and fashion.
Building the skills to help pupils problem solve and develop practical solutions to real life problems.
The opportunity was developed between the 2 Heads of Department of D & T.
For the College pupils, and in particular the 4th form GCSE groups who helped out at various stages during the day, the benefits included:
Gaining experience of having to communicate effectively through teaching others new skills.
Expanding their experience of the D&T processes and materials by getting them to tackle a new project without any prior knowledge.
Helping them to consider how Design & Technology can genuinely affect and enhance people’s lives.
Our partnership will continue to focus on a number of significant academic teaching opprotunities in the area of D & T, thorughout each year.