Steve Eddison

Petrolhead Jake revved me up for my DIY duties

When it comes to planning a project, sometimes, you just need someone who doesn't have a plan at all…

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I expect that when car manufacturers design a new vehicle they carry out extensive research to inform the design of an innovative, functional and appealing product that is fit for purpose. That’s what the children were required to do in week one of our three-week “Construct a Moving Vehicle” project. In week two, they moved on to generating, developing and communicating ideas through discussion, making sketches and producing labelled diagrams.

Week three began with a sigh of relief that the manufacturing process could finally start. Primary students don’t always recognise the importance of ...

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