Year 9 students of Gladesmore Community School recently completed their Design and Technology coursework, delivered as part of Haringey Council’s Tottenham Charter. 

Working with Grainger plc, the company delivering 359 new homes for local residents in and around Seven Sisters tube station, the Gladesmore students produced designs for play equipment at the Apex House development in Seven Sisters. 

Having visited the construction site, with supervision from the contractor, Ant Yapi (UK), to better understand the project, students worked in small groups, carrying out market research before creating mood boards and sketching initial designs.

The quality of the submissions demonstrated the students’ ability to respond to a real-life brief, producing an array of imaginative ideas.  A prize was awarded to the winning team, shown below collecting the inaugural Grainger Technology Award.

Jonathan Kiddle of Grainger plc said:
“We were very impressed with the quality of the work produced by the students. Picking a winning team was very difficult.  The winners’ project was very well thought out and was beautifully presented. We’re going to see how much of their creative ideas we can incorporate into the development now.” 

Seema Chander, Head of Technology at Gladesmore Community School said:

“The students were delighted to be working on a real-life project so near to where they live and study. The students were able to demonstrate their skills in a number of different areas including CAD, drawing and making models. We’re looking forward to next year’s project being just as successful!”