Voyager - ambitious and substantial outcomes
This provision is for those who have mastered the basics and are motivated to do some serious development work on an idea or project. Typical candidates are those who would for other reasons not normally be able to access this level of challenge in school or HE due to difficulties socially or with the school environment.Through these projects you can achieve Silver and Gold CREST awards which will help develop presentation and communication skills. It provides those with SEND a purpose for which to develop strategies for accounting for their thinking by using aids like dictation software and video footage. We can provide industrial links and resources so the sky is the limit! Here are a few examples of past work:
Air Duct Inspection Camera (Independent)
This project involved working with a local air conditioning company in researching, designing. building and testing a remotely controlled vehicle to carry a camera on an umbilical.
The 17 year old student exhibited ASC characteristics and has Dyslexia. He worked with the company director independently in the development of the circuitry and the testing of the product. We know that there is currently a shortage of engineers with practical skills in UK industry. This student was offered a place on an engineering course that he would not have been able to access without T&S provision.
Prototype Modelling (Independent)
This 16 yr old student was unable to access mainstream education for health reasons. His hobby was making models and he quickly mastered the technique of designing and making using the Laser Cutter. Two cars were designed from pictures of cars and the student sliced the designs in his imagination of what they looked like inside. The task of finishing was long and meticulously detailed - precisely his skill set. We know that there is a shortage of car sculptors in the transport design industry.
BMFA Payload Challenge
Small teams of students develop a complex and challenging aircraft designed to carry a payload of spheres. They compete favorably against university teams