DT - Resistant Materials
Year 12 Glider Project
The Year 12 Resistant Materials students have just completed a glider project in their lessons.
The aim of the project was to make a glider that would be catapulted the furthest distance and it allowed the students to learn how to use the laser cutter and other less used machines/processes such at wood turning etc.
Each student was allowed to enter up to six gliders and there were two categories – wooden winged gliders and plastic winged gliders.
Once complete, the gliders took part in a competition to see whose glider would fly the furthest in each category. Over thirty gliders were entered and the fly-off was enjoyed by all.
The standard was very high this year with the winning gliders flying over thirty metres, which is a school record. The competition has been run by Mr Stevens every summer since 2001.