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3D PRINTER Y10 pupils have been working incredibly well on their latest project – 3D printing earphone holders. Pupils have been developing their 3D, Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills using SolidWorks, a professional, industry standard CAD package and utilising the 3 x 3D printers that have recently arrived. “Pupils had to design using the SolidWorks software and then print out their designs using one of our new 3D printers. Our aim is to inspire our young and highly capable pupils to use this new technology. We plan on teaching Y7, Y8 and Y9 pupils to use the equipment as well from next year and anticipate it playing a major role in the GCSE controlled assessment from now on.




The 3D printing world is progressing rapidly; we can now print not just in plastics but also in metals as well as countless other materials. Scientists are even making great progress in 3D printing cells. This will open so many doors in the medical world. There are wonderful stories of people 3D printing artificial limbs but we could potentially see real limbs being printed using our own cells in the future”.

Name: JAMILA SIDDIQUI Candidate: 4212

CONTACT DETAILS Andy Loadman (Head of D and T) Email: Tel. 01484 657541 (1302) www:

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Phil Roper (Second in D and T) Email: Tel. 01484 657541 (1302) Email:

Name: JOVAN PAROJCIC Candidate: 4167

Salendine Nook High School, New Hey Road, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 4GN



The world is changing rapidly. The old way of doing things isn’t working any more. The industries in which we have lead the world like science, engineering and business are becoming ever more competitive. The UK will lose ground if we don’t invest in our creative problem solving skills to help create innovative products and services. This is what will create an advantage and one that computers can rarely automate. It is essential that design thinking skills are taught in schools.

Pupils will experience different methods of cooking through making a range of sweet and savoury products. The main meals include bread making skills, meat and fish preparation as well as sauce making. Sweet products cover all of the cake making methods, the use of eggs and pastry. Throughout the project, pupils will focus upon the nutritional importance these products and a maintaining a healthy balanced diet.

Design thinking encourages problem solving from a human-centred angle. It places needs and wants of customers and users at the heart of ideas and can break down the toughest of problems in ways that haven’t been tried before. Using design thinking to solve problems has the potential to completely change the way we run businesses, improve public services and build communities. This is why I am so pleased to write the foreword for this magazine that showcases the above points. The pupils should be very proud of their work and know they are developing important key skills for future employment.

Darren Evans

Design Director and Founder Of The Engine Room

KS3 Aim: To give the pupils a wide range of experiences across a variety of material areas Description: Pupils work through a variety of projects across the Key Stage. A small range of projects are shown here including designing a scale model of a single bed based on a theme. Introduction to plastics, textiles and workshop skills.


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Aim: The syllabus has been designed to encourage pupils to be able to design and make high quality electronic products with creativity, originality and flair using a wide range of electronic components and appropriate materials to package the electronic circuit. Pupils also learn electronic theory, and develop their understanding of circuits and their design. Description: Pupils undertake a couple of projects in year 10 which develop their abilities in designing and manufacturing electronic products. They then complete an assessed project of their choice. Products include alarms, scoreboards, remote controlled lighting, automatic fans or any suitably challenging product.

YR9 Aim: Pupils start an introductory course for their GCSE, building up key skills. Description: Pupils work through their chosen GCSE subject area producing products such as Bug boxes, Board Games, educational toys.


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Design Technology Magazine - Issue 2: 2017-18




Aim: to develop key core skills for their GCSE exam.

Aim: Pupils learn about the vast subject of Engineering and the impact it has on the world as we know it. The main focus materials are metals and plastics.

Description: Pupils use electronics to make a Speaker based on a design Movement,develop graphic skills,develop scale models of a chair and a variety of food products.


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Description: Pupils work as an Engineering Manufacturer would and are given a set of engineering drawings. They have to plan how to manufacture the product, selecting the appropriate materials and manufacturing methods and then accurately manufacture it. An example is to manufacture a USB powered desk lamp.

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GCSE PRODUCT DESIGN GCSE - TEXTILES Aim: To develop students’ knowledge of Textile applications through theoretical lessons and practical based coursework all of which lead to their final GCSE award. Description: As part of the practical element of their GCSE award each student was tasked with making an industry-standard product which was suitable for a specific target market. They initially decided upon and researched a theme set by the awarding GCSE body. They then designed, developed and constructed a high quality product which answered the requirements of their brief.

GCSE RESISTANT MATERIALS Aim: Resistant Materials provides pupils with the opportunity to work with a variety of materials such as Wood, Metal and Plastic. Pupils work with a wide range of hand tools and also develop their expertise with powered equipment so that they can produce more exciting products in shorter timescales. Description: Y11 is a full project that is made up of a design folder and a practical outcome. Pupils have worked through a variety of Design Briefs including storage and encouraging nature into the garden.


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Design Technology Magazine -Issue 2: 2017-18




Aim: To develop an understanding of what graphic products are, how they are made and how we interact with them every day.

Aim: To develop pupils awareness of Product Design which leads to their final GCSE product.

Description: Pupils choose a task, making a range of products accompanied by a folder showing their research and development. Pupils either make a range of merchandise for a high school band or a stationery box.

Description: Pupils were given the task of designing and making a story chair based on a children’s story book Pupils chose a variety of books like Elmer the elephant, Kipper the dog, Room on the broom and the very hungry caterpillar.

Name: MAX SHUTTER Candidate: 4210 Name: SARAH O’SULLIVAN Candidate: 4164


Name: JOVAN PAROJCIC Candidate: 4167

Name: AMELIA MOOR Candidate: 4148

Name: NAFEESA RAFI Candidate: 4177

Name: DAN COOPER Candidate: 4047

Name: JAYDE BOSTOCK Candidate: 4027


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Name: NATHAN WOODWARD Candidate: 4258

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Salendine Nook Design and Technology 2017-18  

A celebration of the pupils Design and Technology work at Salendine Nook High School , Huddersfield

Salendine Nook Design and Technology 2017-18  

A celebration of the pupils Design and Technology work at Salendine Nook High School , Huddersfield