On Wednesday evening last the Technology Department hosted an exhibition in which work from students across all year levels and Technology classes were on display for the local whanau to come in and celebrate our students' success.
Design and Visual Communications students presented their design work which included presentation boards incorporating skills which have been developed over the year in sketching, rendering in CAD which allowed Geourge Souness to demonstrate his 3d graphic exploded view of his product and Paige O'Neill with a walk through of her tiny home.
In Engineering and Technology, Building Technology and Materials Processing Technology students presented their practical projects. The braziers built by Oakley Davey and Clay Marshal were a poignant metaphor for the work completed by the students in that they were a roaring success and they signify that Technology in the Balclutha Community is alive, well and thriving!
A special mention has to go to James Budge who through the SOREC Engineering Academy, with the support of Duffy Engineering and Dean Katon was able to design and manufacture his own bike trailer. This was another clear example of how we try to prepare our students for life outside of school in our local communities as James was also able to manufacture the toolbox at the front of his trailer at school and combine the two projects to complete the project for Exhibition evening.
Flying the flag for the ladies and building and Engineering was Ashley Anderson with her breakfast bar with inlayed wood top and legs which incorporated mortise and tenon and castle joints which she manufactured in Building Technology and her table lamp and gear knob which she manufactured in Engineering and Technology with Mr Townsend. Ashley is a clear example that there is plenty of room in industry for women that don't believe in the typical stereotype.
Mr Hynds had a chance to break out some new toys in the VR Headsets and videography equipment which he is trialling with Digital Technology students. Nicole Wakelin had the opportunity to present her beautiful blue dress she is making with Mrs Hasanbegovic through the Technology Soft Materials classes on Fridays. Mrs Brown presented some of the Hospitality students work in each of their year levels too through the presentation board while Year 12 Gemma McAtamney worked the BBQ in the evening.
It was a really successful evening and it's absolutely fantastic to see all of the hard work from staff and students paying off at this stage of the year, and it's great to be able to celebrate their achievement with them!