Category Archives: D&T

Year 10 Product Design Project

Year 10 Product Design
Year 10 Product Design

The year 10’s recently completed a Design and make project for Retail. Producing a range of wonderful interior products inspired by iconic furniture stores such as Habitat and Heals. Pupils made a range of outcomes including multi-functional laser cut bedside tables, hand carved hardwood stools and copper lights and were all really pleased with the results.

Year 10 Fab Lab visit

Year 10 D&T Bab-Lab trip
Year 10 D&T Bab-Lab tripOn Tuesday, 22nd November our year 10 Product Design girls visited the Fab Lab in Altrincham to look at the possibilities open to them using Laser cutters, CNC machines and 3D printers. It was a fantastic, interesting and informative trip, hopefully the first of many!

Bake Off

Altrincham Bake Off FinalAisha and Sneha came second and third respectively in the Great Altrincham Bake Off yesterday.
Sneha has been crowned the AGGS Star Baker.
Also, Altrincham Girls got a mention on the radio yesterday! This was as part of an interview BBC Radio Manchester did with one of the participants. Here is the link on iplayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03zwkvs. You can hear it from 00:03:05.

Year 10 Enterprise Competition sponsored by Kellogg’s

Year 10 - Kelloggs Make It Enterprise, June 2016

A group of Year 10 Business Studies and Food Technology students went to an Enterprise competition sponsored by Kelloggs on Tuesday, 28th June 2016.

Raaj, Hannah, Alice, Rajiyah, Ann, Laura, Sumayya and Olivia had a great day, put on a great performance and came second, meaning they are through to the regional final. They had to design a new cereal, market it and set up the factory to make it in.

Mrs Clutton

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Design and Technology Primary Morning

D&T Primary Morining - Lazer cutting ruler

On Wednesday 26th May, 60 Year 5 pupils from Bowdon Church Primary School came to AGGS to take part in a design and technology morning. The pupils were able to experience design and technology in a secondary school in all three areas; Food, Product Design and Textiles. Everyone had a very exciting morning completing three different end results to take home with them including a pizza toast, a felt photo frame and a laser cut personalised ruler. Each result was designed and manufactured by the Year 5 pupils with help from the design and technology teachers at AGGS!

Cookathlon 2016

Cookathlon 2016

Last week staff and students from AGGS took part in the 2016 Cookathon set up by the British Nutrition Foundation. All students and staff were encouraged to make this years recipe which was a delicious Shepherd’s Pie.

Thank you to all those who entered. As you can see their efforts were well rewarded.

STEM Club Success

STEM-club - chocolate making projectSTEM-clubs

We have come as ‘Highly Commended’ in a STEM club competition for the activity we were running in the lead up to National STEM Clubs Week. Despite the large numbers of high quality submissions the judges were most impressed with our entry, and we are to receive a certificate acknowledging our achievement.

See below the entry from our STEM club for the STEM club week competition:

STEM-club_chocolate-making-project-2Chocolate-making Project

Initially, the students designed their moulds on computers using a CAD program. Their designs were then laser-cut in two layers which students sanded down and then built up into a former. The following week students created their moulds using the vacuum-former and then melted and poured their chocolate.

Well done to the girls and staff who helped.

Smoothie Competition

Smoothy-competition-1This term we have been running a smoothie competition in Food Technology. The final took place on Monday 9th November and was judged by the owner of the juice bar “Suko” in Hale. He was very impressed by the standard of the seven finalists : Kitty, Jenny, Jenna, Georgina, Aishah, Millie and Isabel. After deliberating on quality of taste and appearance, as well as presentation and nutritional value, he chose Aishah and Kitty as the winners. Their smoothies will soon be available for sale in Suko. They are a delicious way of ensuring you are getting a good balance of fruit and vegetables in your diet.

A big thank you to Peri from Suko and Jade in Year 12 who ran the competition.

Mrs Clutton