Hazlegrove pupils have returned this term to a newly refurbished and extended Art and Design Centre. The extensive works have created a fabulous new art room where light and space abound and have allowed for a Digital Design Suite to be incorporated into the heart of the facility. This complements the previous work in transforming the Design and Technology (DT) Room to include equipment for Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), for working with thermoplastics and sewing machines. Digital Design and Realisation is now firmly recognised as an integral part of the DT curriculum. It is enhancing pupils learning in DT by challenging them to carry out deeper research and improving the quality of the practical work they produce. “We want to give pupils a clear insight into key contemporary processes that are being used within the manufacturing industry today” says Head of DT, Bonnie Barton, who has spear-headed these changes.
The children have wholeheartedly embraced the new approach to working in DT and the products they are producing include iPad speakers, USB casing for memory sticks and model cars with sublimation printed body-work designs using Thermochromic (heat-changing) paints.
Hazlegrove has an outstanding reputation for producing well-rounded pupils who are well versed in traditional qualities such as courtesy, good manners and consideration for others. Whilst never letting go of these vital and life defining skills, they are looking ahead and preparing their children for an increasingly technological and challenging world.
Visitors are welcome to see the new Art and DT facilities at the Open Mornings
on Saturday 7, Tuesday 10 and Saturday 14 October or at any other time by appointment.
Please call Sarah-Jane on 01963 442606 for more information.