Year 8 Tech
On week four of term two the Year 7 and 8’s went to Oamaru Intermediate School for technology lessons in their specialised classrooms. On the first day we were in the same tech room because two other schools were not able to attend lessons. We learned about visual art with Mrs Genet and created 3D portraits with paper and card. The main technique we learned about was layered textures. On Thursday all the Year 8’s got together and enjoyed making (and eating) macaroni and cheese. Overall the year 8’s had a lot of fun and we can’t wait until next term to work with electronics and hard materials.
By Safiya Hunter and Josh Gilchrist.
Year 7 Tech
On week four of term two the Year 7 and 8’s went to O.I.S. for tech for four days.
The Year 7’s were split into two groups called W1 and W2. The W1 group started with Mr Savage making electronic circuit boards while the W2 group worked with Whaea Jamaya to learn about hard materials. On the first two days W1 made LED circuit boards from our own design and the W2 group created a Mickey Mouse head shape out of wood or a book with a wooden cover. We learned how to use a scroll saw, the hot poker to burn our design onto the wood and we had to wear safety glasses. Then the groups swapped around for the last two days. The Year 7’s can’t wait to go back next term to create cool artwork and to make something out of fabric.
By Elisha Carter and Alice Petire.