Category Archives: D&T

Celebrating India fortnight

Over the last two weeks, pupils have been celebrating the language history and culture of India. This has focussed on our KS3 pupils, with a variety of activities taking place, such as samosa making; jewellery making; sitar playing in assembly; learning new Indian languages; talks about Indian politics, Indian history and Indian religions; Indian dancing; Hinglish; playing Kabaddi and cricket. We are very grateful to departments for coordinating such interesting activities and to the pupils themselves, who have led many of them.

A Celebration of India Fortnight - 16th Feb - 9th March 2018

Celebrating India Fortnight 26/2- 9/3

A Celebration of India Fortnight - 16th Feb - 9th March 2018

We will be running a variety of activities during the fortnight from 26/2 until 9/3 to celebrate the languages, culture, politics and religions of India.

The activities are as following:

  • MFL- KS3- starter activity- learn a new language- to be led by pupils in each class
  • Music- Kumar sisters to play in assembly
  • Citizenship- exploration of Indian politics
  • PE- cricket on both Tuesdays.
  • Sports leaders (Year 10) to teach Kabaddi to KS3 pupils during Wednesday lunchtimes
  • Dance- Year 8 as scheme of work, taster through year group clubs to be led by older pupils.
  • RS- exploration of Indian religion
  • Science society to deliver to Year 7/8 classes- biology- vegetarian diet/ ivory trade, chemistry-   chemicals in curry, physics- light and its effect on flag colours
  • Maths- study of Indian mathematicians.
  • D&T lunchtime Samosa making session; Indian inspired jewellery
  • Art- paper cuts club to produce shadow puppets
  • English- Hinglish with KS5

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: 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.