Technology students exhibit their metal working skills
Year 10 students have taken inspiration from a Dutch designer to create a collection of model metal cars.
Year 10 students have taken inspiration from a Dutch designer and created a collection of model metal cars.
The Resistant Material group of 21 students were inspired by the work of Floris Hovers who makes Arche toys.
Our students have created a range of brightly coloured vehicles, including buses, cars, trucks, diggers and tanks.
Design and Technology Teacher David Harley said: “I contacted Mr Hovers and he said it was great that we were using his work as the inspiration for our project.
“The students designed their own metal cars, cut them out using hacksaws and finished them off with files.
“This was a focused practical task using metal working skills using cutting, wastes, drilling, tapping and mig welding.”
The main bodies of the vehicles were made from mild steel tubing and the wheels were made from 3mm acrylic which was cut using a laser cutter.
(Pictured are a selection of the vehicles made by our students)