As of January 2010 Sunbeck (HRPRS) has had a fully functioning Design and Technology workshop which has state of the art equipment for students and staff to use.
One of our first projects was to design and make a workbench. Students constructed this using mortise and tenon joinery and although it was a challenge, with a little patience and a lot of care they overcame all obstacles and produced an outstanding piece of furniture that will be used for years to come.
Other projects include: Small boxes using half lap joints, litter pickers using basic mechanisms, foot stools with mortise and tenon joints and planters. It has been a very exciting venture to set up and we have a great space in which students and staff alike, love to be and love to work.
This half term we have had an intervention group which we have been making boxes and turning pens using the wood lathe.
Mr R Porritt
Design & Technology Teacher