On Saturday, the Royal High School ran an outreach workshop designed to give an opportunity for year 5 girls to experience the specialist teaching and Technology facilities at the school.
Nineteen local primary schools were represented and girls made spatulas in Design Technology using saws safely before learning to apply different grades of glasspaper until their spatulas were ergonomically pleasing! Creating personalised messages with the laser machine the girls were absorbed in what was for some, their secret Christmas gift for a relative.The second workshop, Food Technology was a sell-out and the shortbread stacks created rivalled the British Bake-off and we are sure that alumna of the school Mary Berry would be very proud!
Head of Technology Colin Treacher said ‘I am incredibly impressed with the talent of the year 5’s, Technology is an incredibly popular and successful subject at the Royal High School where our girls are regular winners of prestigious Arkwright Scholarships. There is clear talent amongst these year 5’s who could absolutely go on to successful careers in engineering, computing and technical design’.
The Royal High School run a comprehensive outreach programme designed to offer extension opportunities to primary school children.