Tuesday 21st May, Head of Design & Technology at Dean Close Preparatory School, Mr David Jones, challenged his Year 8 DT class to an apprentice style project. The class of 17 were invited to design playground toys for the Dean Close Tree Tops Nursery. In consultation with Tree Tops they chose to make a 4 x 4 Truck climbing frame. The project, which was partly funded by the Old Decanian Society, took 20 hours to build from scratch and was constructed on site by the pupils and Mr Jones, whilst eager Treetops children waited for their first ‘drive’.
Pupil Serena said, “Being involved in this project meant that I learnt lots of new skills, from brainstorming the project to considering the safety aspect, as well as cutting wood for the first time and the importance of labelling all the elements so that we knew how to put it together! I was so proud seeing it finished and watching the children playing on it.”