DT showcase!

DT students at St Laurence have been making good use of their spare time during lockdown – if you’ve made something outside school that you’re proud of, send me a photo and you can be on the blog!

Mrs Ainsworth

Joby Adams Y11

Joby helped his uncle make a toy car out of wood, he also built his own computer out of components!

Sam Rickard Y10

Sam designed and built his own electric guitar – he built his own electronic circuit.

Armand Weissel Hetzel Y10

Armand began the first lockdown by making face coverings for friends and family, he created a secret hiding place in his room and has also made a number of rings using found metals.

Harrison Keyzar Y9

Harrison is lucky to have great workshop facilities at home and even has his own Youtube channel!

James Tasker Y8

James really made the most of his Mini Shelf project – here it is in his bedroom.

Sammy Couch Y10

Sammy has worked hard in his own time to become expert at using Computer Aided Design – here’s just one of his amazing drawings!

Suzy Faraway Y10

Suzy made this lovely flower pot holder during first lockdown in Y9 as a response to the Manipulating Materials project.

Will Bailey Y8

Will Bailey really pushed the boat out in his fantastic interpretation of the Mini Shelf project!

Year 7 Faculty Showcase: Creative Wash Bags

In Term 3 our year 7 Textiles students made wash bags.  Earlier in the year they had designed a block print on the 2D Design CAD programme.  Their block prints were cut on the laser printer and the students used them to decorate their wash bags.  Using a choice of fabric colour for their washbag, and a variety of fabric paints for their block print designs, they produced a wide range of fantastic products – well done!

Take a look at a selection from 7LG1, 7LG3, 7LG4, 7LG6, 7LG7 and 7LG8. Click on the images for a closer look.

Year 7 Faculty Showcase: Textiles

Our Year 7 Textiles students had fun making sunglasses cases in Terms 1 and 2.  This gave them an introduction to using the sewing machines, working with felt, and creating their own designs.  For the rest of the academic year they will be making cushion covers, using the Art Deco design movement as inspiration for their designs.  They will work with a variety of decorative techniques and have an opportunity to design their own print block on our 2D design package.  Look out for further photos of their work!