Last week, our Upper Sixth Design and Technology students attended a ‘Dragons Den’ style workshop with Falmouth University.
After a morning spent doing some architectural and environment sketching overlooking the harbour by the Maritime Museum, students headed over to Falmouth University’s Woodlane Campus for a tour of the product design facilities.
The afternoon consisted of presentations and critique, students were faced with the intimidating prospect of pitching their final year coursework to a panel of James Hatcher from Pendennis Shipyard, lecturer Gary Allson from the Sustainable Product Design course at Falmouth University, their Head of D & T at Truro School, Chris Baker, and a first year product design student at Falmouth University.
Receiving critique and feedback on their coursework, the experience was a positive and constructive one, with students heading back to school with their head full of more ideas for their final product, and much more motivation.
The day, which is arranged with the kind help of Drummond Masterton, the Head of Sustainable Product Design at Falmouth University, is not only a fantastic opportunity for our students to get some advice from those more experienced in the field, but also prepares them well for future university interviews and helps to build confidence in their skills.
A huge thank you to all who helped organise the day, and well done to all our students who took part and delivered their presentations with enthusiasm and confidence.