Sixty Year 9 design students from Casterton Business and Enterprise College visited the Design Museum in London.
The trip’s aim was to give students a greater insight into design and link in with the exciting new product design course that will be offered as an option for Year 10 in September 2015.
The students took part in one of two workshops, the Mystery Product and The Lighting Project. Year 9 student, Max Lindley, found the experience really interesting. “We saw lots of really unusual designs at the museum. We were surprised when we were told that the design of the item was often more important that the functionality of the product. During the workshop we had to draw one of the products; I had to draw a juicer that we all thought looked like an alien! We then analysed the form, material and aesthetics of the product. I really enjoyed the day and would recommend going to the museum if you get the opportunity.”
The Year 9s then spent time looking around the museum to gain influence for their design and technology projects back at Casterton.
The day was fascinating and demonstrated how exciting the world of design can be.