Date Posted... Feb 8th 2023


Art & DT


Design and Build Projects

2nd Year DT pupils have been working on individual oil burner projects this half term. All pupils develop their designs, which must comprise a candle holder and a supportive metal structure to hold a glass dish for burning oil.

Pupils enjoy this project as it combines metal and wood, allowing them to learn about and work with the different properties of both materials. They make their bases from beech, oak or cedar and shape a hole for a candle, before moulding and shaping a metal support structure from their designs to hold a glass dish for oil burning. Their creations are finally finished with lacquer and wax.

These small, practical design and build projects allow our pupils to demonstrate creativity, appreciate the properties of various materials and use problem-solving to overcome any design issues experienced along the way.