Blogs and News - St George's School, Edinburgh

28 Jun 2022
Design and Technology Update

701In Design and Technology, we have had a busy year of projects. After so long spent working remotely it was wonderful to see pupils back in the workshop and classrooms making full use of our fantastic facilities.

At start of the year our Remove students learned about mechanisms and built a model Trebuchet / catapult which they had great fun testing before creating their own Tower of Hanoi game as well as acrylic phone stands and key rings.

Lower 4 were also busy learning soldering and woodwork to make the ever-popular St George's 'Aromisers' with some very creative designs.

304Upper 4 used CAD to design and then laser cut Acrylic lamps, before making a jointed wooden box, with pyrographed or laser-cut lid. Once again, some amazing designs were created.

At GCSE, Higher and Advanced Higher the students expanded their skills to use the full range of workshop tools, including the lathe, smoothing plane, and router. Some excellent candle holders and display boxes were the result! Back in the classroom digital designs were brought to life in CAD, AR and VR.

Finally, our Young Engineers were busy throughout the year with a variety of projects; paper bridges, marble runs, Lego Mindstorms and their own woodwork creations.

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