from Design and Technology Teacher, James Spargo
HSC Design and Technology Major Projects 2016
“From the earliest times, humans have interpreted, shaped and altered their environments in an attempt to improve the quality of their lives. In the process, technologies have evolved and been developed to the extent that, today, they have an impact on most aspects of our daily lives,” this is the rationale behind Design and Technology as defined by the Board of Studies.
What was humbling about the graduating class of 2016 is the fact that most students designed their major design projects around social justice; researching and innovating to help the less fortunate members of our community at home and around the world.
This year saw the TAS Department move into our new state-of-the-art learning space, The Cosgrove Centre. Whilst the move was a little disruptive to our students, their focus and resilience enabled them overcome that hurdle.
From the outset the students were challenged to think big, explore ideas and create a project that has the potential to enrich the lives of a community, not just the individual.
As a result of their hard work Bryce Dean has been shortlisted for the Design and Technology Shape Exhibition for 2017 and Finley Lewis has achieved a slot on prime time news, whilst the other innovators eagerly await their HSC results.
Here is a brief look at how Year 12 Waverley students studying Design and Technology, are aiming to change our world: