Tuesday 31st January saw the first section of the wooden ‘flying machine’ arrive at Rosehill School.
Students from classes 11, 13 and 14 took part in a building workshop with creative practitioner Ben Thomas to help with the construction.
They all had a go at splitting wood with the extra large mallet and axe to make handles for the boxes. This proved a an exciting task which took a lot of concentration and muscle.
There was lots of sanding to be done to ensure all the edges were smooth.
Class 11 also helped to make a stool each. They fitted the legs, sanded the edges and of course checked they were strong enough to sit on.
Everyone also tested the first box and had a go with the wooden wing. This started to give us all a real feel for what the finished flying machine will look and feel like.
Well done everyone, what a fantastic day!