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S2 construction Challenge

On Thursday 31st October a small group of 10 pupils from Ross High competed in and triumphed over James Gillespies and Tynecastle High School in the Construction Challenge (CABEC). The pupils were faced with 3 challenges where they had to work out the level of water flow using equations and manometers, build a sturdy bridge elevation from paper and also construct a group picnic bench using only instructions. Throughout all of these challenges the pupils would not be permitted any help from their teacher. The pupils would instead have to rely on each other and their problem solving skills to complete the challenges.

The pupils were magnificent all the way through the event. In each challenge praise was thrown upon them as they completed the challenges very quickly and their team working skills and determination was second to none. The organisers were full of praise about the team from Ross High, not only about their skills for completing the challenges but for their team working skills, communication skills and overall politeness.

The pupils enjoyed their time at the event which allowed them to gain skills in work related activities that they would not be able to engage with in schools. The pupils will now be back in action for the Construction Challenge Grand East of Scotland Grand Finals at the Corn Exchange in January 16th. This time the pupils will be facing off against 8 schools who were all winners in their heats for a full day of 8 challenges. I am sure you will join us in wishing them all the best in this future challenge.

Pictured Above the Ross High team with their bridge construction

Calum’s Higher Thematic Folio

This is part of my higher graph comm thematic folio, I have selected a lego madel and drawn its idividual parts, rendered other parts and designed a leaflet and magazine cover to advertise this product.

this is an freehand orthograph of the full model.

 

this is freehand orthographic drawings of individual parts.

 

this is freehand orthographic drawings of individual parts.

 

this is freehand orthographic drawings of individual parts.

 

this is freehand orthographic drawings of individual parts.

 

this is my freehand pictorials.

 

this is my freehansd rendered pictorials.

 

this is my version of the complete model marker rendered.

 

this is my thumbnails which are my basic ideas for leaflet to advertise this product.

 

this is my thumbnails which are my basic ideas for leaflet to advertise this product.

 

this is my working rough, which is a close up design and features of that leaflet.

 

this is my working rough, which is a close up design and features of that leaflet.

 

this is a visual of the leaflet design that I selected.

 

National Science and Engineering Week

12th – 21st March

 

The CDT Department ran an Engineering Challenge with pupils from Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School during the National Science and Engineering Week.

 

Three classes came up to Ross High where they competed to build the tallest and strongest tower from paper and masking tape!

 

Here are the winning groups from each class (P5, P5/6 and P6) along with their towers, trophies and certificates. Well done to all those who took part it was a lot of fun for both pupils and the teachers!!

 

A big thank you to Mr Kidd, Mr Savage and Mr Hall who gave up their own time to plan, arrange and resource the event which was a huge success!!

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