Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Year 2 from Edna G Olds Primary School design and make model fire engines

Year 2 pupils from Edna G Olds Primary School came to the centre wanting to do a design and technology activity to tie into their topic of The Great Fire of London.

The ever-enthusiastic pupils, did a fantastic job of designing their vehicles using Sketchbook Pro graphics software and digital drawing tablets. They watched as the laser cutter cut out shapes they designed in plywood. Printouts of the designs were cut out and stuck on to the wooden shapes. Then, all parts were assembled, expertly by the pupils, with wheels and axles. If this wasn't enough, they also found time to make Lego Duplo vehicles and test them. All in two frantic, but fun, hours.

Thanks to class teacher Miss Glover for bringing such a wonderful class (and for the photos!)

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