Craft, Design and Technology Department

CDT NEWS – ANDERSON HIGH

Graphic Communication Ocean Kinetics Visit  28/3/19

Our Higher Graphic Communication class had an excellent opportunity to visit Ocean Kinetics workshop in Lerwick.

Pupils designed a phone holder on AutoDesk Inventor and this file was adapted to allow the machinery at the workshop to access it.

Plasma cutter in action

The profiles were cut with a plasma cutter, then the pupils used files to deburr the blanks.  These were transferred to the press where they were folded up and the final product was realized.

    

We would like to thank Scott Nicolson and all the staff at Ocean Kinetics for the two excellent mornings spent in the workshops.

S2 Peerie Box  08/03/19

S2 are currently working on a small wooden trinket box which focuses on building and improving their confidence with woodworking tools and has introduced an element of design. Here we have two recent examples which have taken their design inspiration from a specific target market. This element of the project was pupil lead so that each box produced would be unique to the individual designer and reflected their end users likes, hobbies or interests.

Bridge Builders  05/03/19

Two S3 teams from the Anderson High School entered the CITB bridge building competition at Shetland College today.  Team Anderson 123 won the Most Efficient Bridge prize and “the A-Team” did really well too.  Both teams had a great day out and we would really like to thank CITB Shetland and the team at Shetland College for a great experience

The A-team
Team Anderson 123

       

S3 Woodworkers 15/02/19

Both S3 Practical woodworkers have completed a wider range of models this year with the time having been increased from 2 periods a week to 3. We think they have done very well!

Here are some examples – spice racks, egg holders, wall shelves, peerie stools, bookends, mug trees and kitchen roll holders.

 

The craftwork has included shaping and forming, carcass joints, frame joints and  lathe work.