One of the many challenges issued to S1 and S2 during lockdown, pupils were asked to create a model of a famous building from scrap/ recycled materials they had at home.
We had lots of amazing entries with the top award going to Jack in class 1.3. Chloe from 2.6 was a close 2nd, with Alistair from 1.6 finishing off the top 3… Well done to all pupils who submitted a entry.
There are many different ways to generate ideas to meet a specification/ design brief. Sometimes when our research doesn’t provide an obvious solution we can use idea generation techniques to help us. The video below is a variation on technique called “taking your pencil for a walk” which your teacher may have already demonstrated in class.
Watch Jimmy design and build a convertible “Bench to Table.” Normally made from wood, he re-designed this project to be made from metal, starting with a small scale model to understand the action in the pivot points. He then made a profile in full scale before manufacturing they other components required and assembling the finished table.