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Marshfields School

A Positive Choice

Product Design - Year 9 Projects

Students continue to make use of the laser cutter, hand and power tools in this more mature project to produce items of personal adornment.  They will encounter heat treatment in the form of casting with Pewter and learn to safely use, under supervision, a hand held gas torch.  There is a wide variety of pewter cast products available in shops and online, many of which are made by very small scale manufacturers to meet specific tastes.  This project enables to students to not only make an attractive, distinctive piece for themselves or another but also opens their eyes to the possibilities of using their skills for gain.

Continuing to develop their skills in metal and heat y9 students will make their own bespoke one off copper trinket box, based on a range of templates and styles.  The end result is a desirable well made piece which they are very proud of.  This project will also result in batch produced versions of their own designs which will be available for sale on site and possibly at one of our outside link sites.  Pupils are able to keep 50% of Gross profit from any sales with the remainder given to a charity of their choice.  It is vital that all learners understand and value the skills they acquire here and can see the application of those skills in the real world.