Just some of our year 8 children and their projects.
From sketching some construction ideas and coming up with a plan to the finished article made with plywood and crossbeams and vertical supports. As if the ramp wasn’t enough, also made was a bike stand and stool. An astounding accomplishment.
Making a surfboard requires a lot of patience and precision. It’s a very meticulous and slow process. What a reward though, a completely individual and unique surfboard that was created by our year 8 young adult. An incredible effort and achievement.
A human powered generator built from a used bicycle to power light bulbs (and potentially other small appliances). This project developed key engineering skills and our year 8 student also learnt more about a clean way of generating electricity in the process. A remarkable feat. It was a popular exhibit to try for ourselves.
A plywood canoe is comprised of beautiful flowing lines, none of them square and none of them straight. At first glance it seems almost impossible to think that a year 8 woodworker could create something so beautiful. Yet they did.
Watching the culmination of many months hard work, this ariel hoop display was both moving and beautiful to watch. It was an extraordinary performance of balance, agility, and motor coordination. This young lady didn’t need wings to fly.
Lucy… year 8’s teacher.