Another year, another fantastic Design Show. With over 100 guests at the Private View on Monday, it may have been our busiest yet. With exam projects on display from Design Technology and Textiles and delicious canapes supplied and served by Food Technology, it was a whole faculty event. Up and coming stars were showcased in the Key Stage 3 exhibition in the conference room.
There was no clear favourite for ‘Best in Show’ and the votes were cast for many different designs but the winner was Tamar David with her Bathroom Storage made with beautiful waney edged elm. Congratulations Tamar!
The quality of work produced this year was, as always, fantastically creative and as we reflect back on previous years, it is interesting to see how computer aided design and manufacture has impacted on the creative possibilities. Students now design on the computer with confidence using the Laser and 3D printers to prototype ideas and the router to manufacture complex shapes. Obviously, traditional skills are still taught and still have relevance in modern manufacturing - this year’s Best in Show was predominantly hand crafted.
Designing and making products can be a roller coaster ride of highs and lows, all the girls have demonstrated great resolve and resilience at times - for this, they must all be congratulated. Year 10 you have some big boots to fill – We know you are up for the challenge!