The Rotary Club Technology Tournament

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The Rotary Club Technology Tournament, Batley Frontier, 1st March 2016.

Congratulations to the KS4 team on winning their category outright… Well done!

On Tuesday 1st March 2016 we went to the annual Rotary club Technology Tournament. We had to work in our groups – Basic, Intermediate and Higher and we had to design, build and test a small vehicle powered by electronics. We competed against over 20 schools in the surrounding area.

To make the task even more difficult we had to make our buggy move through a tunnel and it had to push debris – a pile of wood- through the tunnel and return back again. The other groups had even harder task and had to move the debris back and forwards with the buggy within a short time restriction.

We also had to work out the switch needed for it to move backwards and forwards using the circuit and produce a detailed design portfolio of designs, fully explained. We earned points on each section of work.

Even though our team, the basic section, didn’t win I really enjoyed it because it gave us a challenge to complete and we worked hard as a team to finish it. My favourite part of the day was working as a team developing our idea and making it better.

The Intermediate team won their section so congratulations to them!”

By Mina Flanagan. Yr 9.

Design and Technology Year 11 Product Design Coursework Class

Year 11 GCSE Product Design class are invited to stop back from 3.20-4.20 every Thursday evening. This hour is set aside to furher the developement of the set Docking Station Project. Pupils will gain extra teacher guidance and be able to really stretch the quality of the design and making work. Come and join me every Thursday this hour could make a real difference to your grade and you may even enjoy yourself. Mr. Killoury

Exciting Design Competition…all year groups invited to enter

It was wonderful to see so many enthusiastic pupils attend the launch meeting of the Logo Design Competition. But don’t worry if you couldn’t make it here is what you missed…
Our school along with 26 other schools in the Dewsbury area have been invited to help create and design a brand name and logo as part of the plans for a major rebrand of the ‘Princess of Wales’ precinct.
The winner will have their ideas developed and created by a professional design agency and eventually will see it full size across the precint for everyone in the area to see. The winner will receive up to £150 (the prize will be split if the judges choose a seperate name and design).
Competition Design Brief
Be part of your town’s history and design a new name and logo for the Princess of Wales Shopping Precinct in Dewsbury.
  • Your entry can be produced in pencil or wax crayon.
  • Maximum size 10cm x 10cm
  • If you use an electronic design package, please submit your design as a JPEG or PDF
Entries to be with Miss Blanchfield by Thursday 28th October
A copy of the competition booklet is available on…
Student share/Technology/Miss Blanchfield/Dewsbury shopping LOGO Competition

Design Art & Technology Opening Evening

A very warm welcome to all of our visitors at St. John Fisher Catholic High School on Wednesday 19 September. Come and have a look at the wonderful work of our pupils sdown in the Design Art and Technology Faculty. You will find us in rooms M16 Food Technology with Miss South, R6 Textiles with Mrs Riordan, R8 Resistant Materials and Product Design, R9 Product Design and Resistant Materials with Mr Killoury, R10 Art with Mr Edwards and Mr Sandhu. There are many activities to see and to get involved with