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Another fabulous Design Camp

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We’re all delighted after another fantastic KS2 Design Camp last week. We were lucky enough to have 31 super students who all rose to the challenge of three intense days of designing and making and impressed not only us and their peers but most importantly themselves.

We had two different workshops –  a  Robotics course,  run by Patrick Robert-Tissot, a nautical engineer, in which the children learned to build a robot from the very user friendly VEX IQ kit. They spent the days modifying the robots to complete various challenges and finally competed in an incredible maze task on the final day. The happy winners – Amin, Arthur, Christophe and Cameron went home with a special trophy designed and made by Patrick.

The other workshop was run by Beci Callow and Julian Komosa AKA Cooking Objects (www.cookingobjects.com). These pupils lived the design process for the duration of camp. They learned how to explore their environment for inspiration and design ideas for badges and brooches. They created a mixed media product by drilling wooden moulds and casting pewter, as well as using acrylic and wood and other materials to create some beautiful and imaginative work.

The Camp finished with a private view to offer parents a chance to see the incredible range of work created. And they were all suitably impressed. One grandfather was a bit upset that he wasn’t able to play for longer with the robots!

Thanks so much to our hosts St Stephen’s CofE Primary as well ans the D&T department from Highgate School who kindly lent us the wonderful VEX kits.Design Camp 02