Clocks make for a challenging and rewarding time!
Year 7 and 8 students gave up their Saturday to attend a Woodwork Masterclass run by the Design & Technology Department. The Most Able and Talented students undertook a day’s project to design and make a dovetailed softwood clock with mahogany inlays.
They learned many traditional woodworking skills and produced the clock using only hand tools. The day was delivered by Adrian Dee from Alton College and D&T staff Mr Waite, Mr Bowen, Mr Phillips and Mr Evans.
Mr Waite said, ‘Our annual masterclass is the highlight of the year. It’s an amazing opportunity for our Most Able and Talented students to work with such talented craftsman. It was a challenging project, but the students rose to the occasion and achieved an amazing set of results of which they were immensely proud.
All students left at the end of the day with a beautiful handmade dovetailed clock.’
Mr Phillips shows the art of a dovetail joint.
Mrs Atkin said, 'Dear Miss Balch, I'm sure the Year 10 tutor team will join me in thanking YOU for your tireless work this year. We really appreciate it & the pupils do too. We will have an amazing Year 11! Thank you again. You thoroughly deserve the summer break :) Your team x https://t.co/URRvaLSUbg 6:28 PM - 18 Jul 2019
Enjoying the Netball World Cup? Never been a better time to get back to the court #NetballWorldCup #ChangetheGame https://t.co/fyO2yPud1f 6:24 PM - 18 Jul 2019