Monday, 27 February 2017

Year 8 Laser Cut Acrylic Phone Stands

Our year 8 product design students have been stretching their imaginations and design skills with this acrylic phone stand project! They designed these from scratch, made 3D card models, drew up their designs using CAD, laser cut the digital drawing and then finally bent them into shape using the strip heater! We are so proud of the students' creativity, resilience and their final outcomes - check out some of them below:












Be on the look out for more projects from our students soon and updates on other exciting things happening in the D&T department! Please feel free to leave us any comments, we'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Year 8 D&T Copper Pendants

As mentioned in this post a few months ago, our KS3 D&T students have been working hard and having fun learning about metals and producing these creative copper pendants! We took advantage of the lovely snowy scenes outside and had a photo shoot showcasing some great designs, check them out below:








Be on the look out for more projects from our students soon and updates on other exciting things happening in the D&T department! Please feel free to leave us any comments, we'd love to hear from you!

Friday, 13 January 2017

Lasercut Christmas Tree Ornaments

In December 2016, the D&T department used the laser cutter to create some new styles of tree ornaments to sell to help raise money at the Beaumont Christmas fair! Here are some examples which were all personalised with individual names:








Thank you to those who purchased these ornaments and showed their support. Keep an eye out for what laser cut products will be available next Christmas! (And if you have any suggestions for future product ideas, please let us know!)

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Choux Stopper Visit

On Friday, December 16th 2016, GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students were treated to a professional cookery workshop lead by pastry chef and street food entrepreneur, Simon Northcott of ‘Choux Stopper’ Students watched Simon demonstrate making the perfect Pâte à Choux and spun sugar - they then made their own chocolate and salt caramel ‘wreaths’ for Christmas, filled with a rich salt caramel cream.






The students thoroughly enjoyed this experience and we are extremely grateful to Simon for taking time out of his busy schedule to lend us his expertise!

Do you (or does someone you know), work professionally in the food, hospitality or catering industry? We are always keen to hear from parents, friends and ex-students who could help our students improve their skills or demonstrate something new and interesting in lessons or on activity days. We are especially keen to hear from anyone working as either a dietician (or other health professional) or butcher, right now.

If you believe you could help, please contact Mrs J. Johnston ℅  admin@beaumont.herts.sch.uk.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Year 7 D&T Wooden Project

Year 7 have been working hard making some creative wooden toys this term! They have been effectively applying a variety of skills and techniques in working with timber to produce really high quality products. Check out some of the excellent examples they've been designing and making so far:









We love how each one is unique and students are challenging themselves with the complexity of their designs! Be on the look out for more projects from our students and updates on other exciting things happening in the D&T department. Please feel free to leave us any comments, we'd love to hear from you!