Throughout the year a small group of students in year 11 have been working hard to improve the image of Redcar Academy. To date they have refurbished outdoor picnic tables that are used daily in the school playgrounds, they have stripped and painted furniture in the Design and Technology classrooms and restored a set of seven tired planters that have been used around school and in the recent remembrance assembly and year 11 graduation ceremony.
The students were challenged with designing and making an item that reminds them most of winter and that could possibly be sold/raffled at the upcoming Christmas fare. It was quickly decided that sledging was a past time enjoyed by all and that others may enjoy playing on a traditional sled made out of recycled materials.
Over the next 4 weeks, students worked in pairs to construct their sleds making use of cut offs found around the department. 4 Sleds were made in total and have been finished with a waterproof coating making them ready to use as soon as it starts to snow.
Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
Redcar Academy, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 4AB
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