DT Product Designers in Year 10 at MGGS have been developing a range of skills working with both
natural and man-made timbers. Each student has manufactured, from scratch, four different construction joints using both manufacturing jigs and mathematical calculations to ensure the perfect fit. This deceptively ‘simple-looking’ task has many hidden challenges which depict a number of skills that have greatly extended their knowledge and understanding of both material properties and manufacturing processes. Each student has produced a quintessential masterpiece and, as a class, they achieved a 93% right-first-time success rate, cutting their waste rate down to just 7% – a truly phenomenal achievement given the challenges students have faced over the last 15 months.