On Saturday Year 5s from 19 local primary schools including our own junior girls came to the Royal High Senior School for a ‘Technology Time’ workshop for girls. Making spatulas in Design Technology the girls firstly sawed their own spatula shape before learning about the importance of ergonomics with a humorous Mr Treacher.
Using their own sand blocks assisted by Miss Strazzanti and the amazing senior school helpers, the Year 5s personalised their spatulas with messages using the laser machine with Ms Williams. Mr Treacher was incredibly impressed with the talent of our young visitors and they clearly loved the opportunity to use specialist equipment in the Design Technology department.
The spatulas were finished with the attachment of a pre-prepared personal name tag and for some, their Christmas present was complete!
In Food Technology, girls thoroughly enjoyed measuring ingredients and rolling out their shortbread biscuit dough before carefully cutting and placing the circles onto trays for baking. Once baked and cooled, it was onto using cut summer fruits to prepare the impressive creations!
With thanks to Miss Hurley and Miss Bothwell for their incredible efficiency ensuring all of the girls had shortbread baked in time never mind making sure the washing and drying up was complete!
All of the girls participating in the outreach event were absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the technology rooms and we were extremely proud of our senior school girls who volunteered to help at the event, particularly at this busy time of year, giving up a Saturday to spread the outreach love!
Thanks to: Amelie, Holly, Ashley, Freya, Pammy, Eloise, Mathura, Eloisa and also to Darcy who ‘popped in’ for a few hours to help before her swimming gala!