2012 Award Winners

Engineering New Zealand is proud to announce the 2012 winners of the Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards. These awards offer students the opportunity to work with engineers on practical projects in the school and community as well as providing a creative way to enhance the Technology curriculum. Every year the Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards gives prizes to the best and most innovative collaboration between students, teachers and volunteer engineers.

SENIOR WINNER

JUNIOR WINNER

SENIOR MERITS

JUNIOR MERITS

Senior Winner – Kavanagh College, Dunedin

Axle the Mechatronic Stage Prop Dog, designed by Adam Gorrie of Kavanagh College, Dunedin, won the Awards senior section. Adam built Axle to add humour to a theatrical production directed by his uncle. Axle chases his tail and holds a scroll in his mouth, to the delight of his audience. Adam learnt a lot about electronics and mechanics and was mentored in circuit design and programming by his Neighbourhood Engineer Peter Cowan of Delta Utility Services. This project doubled as his NCEA Level 3 Hard Materials assessment.

Challenges to solve:

  • Establishing the needs of the stakeholder
  • Design and material options, including sound and movement
  • Remote control options
  • Deadlines

Adam developed skills in:

  • Communication through with a range of stakeholders
  • Mechanical and electronic control technology
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Material process

Teacher’s comment:
Adam has confidently and successfully grappled with the complexities of integrating and synthesising – knowledge, skills and processes from electronic control, mechanical control, and material processing in his outcome. He has critically reflected on information and understandings to inform his practice, this has enabled Adam to make critical decisions along the way that have been pivotal in achieving a successful and innovative outcome in a timely manner. John Maguire

Engineer’s comment:
I was keen for Adam to learn some practical electrical engineering skills which he could continue to use in the future. Subsequently I worked with him explaining how to select components and analyse product datasheets. We then partially developed a circuit schematic which Adam completed in his own time. Peter Cowan, Delta Utility Systems

Junior Winner – Waiuku Primary School, Auckland

Waiuku Primary School students recognised the need for a trendy lifevest that people would be willing to wear when swimming at their local beaches. Mentored by Georgina Taylor, Mechanical Engineer, for Beca, the students did a lot of research and tested different forms of flotation devices and gases that could be used in their product and made a number of prototypes.

Challenges to solve:

  • Financial constraints
  • Deadlines
  • Other students reactions to the product
  • Finding materials
  • Originality

Students developed skills in:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Design and prototype manufacturing

Teacher’s comment:
The students did not only turn up, they tuned in, mucked in when they needed to, pushed themselves and really gained something from immersing themselves in the project. I have learnt much from this project myself, it has not always been easy for me to get equipment and find the time to keep providing the resources but it has been an amazing adventure and I am proud of these guys.

Trevor Bennett

Engineer’s comment:
I thoroughly enjoyed working with the students at Waiuku Primary School: The project team were enthusiastic and hard working. I was impressed with their level of research, product design and development. The students were able to work through the design problems and come up with a practical solution. Georgina Taylor, Beca.

Senior Merit – Botany Downs Secondary College, Auckland

A hot pink bicycle chariot was just what thirteen year old wheelchair bound Megan wanted. Martin Hill of Botany Downs Secondary College won a merit award for the bike trailer he built. The trailer offers a smooth, secure ride for Megan to enjoy heading out on the streets of Auckland with her father. With help from Gavin Williams of Avanti Cycles, Martin used ratchet tie downs for safety and manufactured his own universal joint to allow a tight turning circle. Martin also used this project as an NCEA Level 3 Materials Technology Scholarship entry. Watch the finished trailer in action here

Challenges to solve:

  • Analysis of the surrounding environment
  • Road safety standards and laws
  • Manufacturing and testing parts

Martin developed skills in:

  • Communication
  • Computer modelling
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Research

Teacher’s comment:
Gavin Williams has been a great influence in the outcome of this project. His evaluative comments were thought provoking for Marti, which in turn bought about very good decisions. We appreciate the time Gavin has put into this, from visiting the school to check progress, to good quality feedback and support. I am certain that there could not have been a more suitable engineer to help us with this project. Dip Achary

Engineer’s comment:
Avanti and I see the project as something very worthy of being involved in to promote cycling and the final product also has real benefits for its user. Personally it is rewarding to be involved with a project where the outcome is to help someone. It has helped my communication skills getting across engineering ideas to a young person and someone outside the industry. It has been enlightening to see how innovative and motivated a student can be. Gavin Williams, Avanti Cycles Limited

Senior Merit – Hutt International Boys’ School, Wellington

Passion for engineering and mountain biking connected Ben Brough, Hutt International Boys’ School, and Oliver Smith, New Zealand Defence Force.  A NCEA Level 2 Technology project gave Ben the opportunity to design and manufacture a cost effective downhill mountain bike.  He worked extensively on computer modelling software, developing suspension linkages, levers and the bike frame. Ben also spent time in the machine shop to further his experience, enabling him to manufacture his components and build his bike.

Challenges to solve:

  • Safety of the bike and parts
  • Budget restraints
  • Manufacturing and testing

Ben developed skills in:

  • Communication and time management
  • 3D computer modelling software
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Research

Teacher’s comment:
Ben has developed not only a very successful product but skills and knowledge that could lead to a productive future career. Dan Waterson

Engineer’s comment:
Participating in the Awards was very beneficial to me. The biggest benefits were seeing everyday, practical application of my engineering skills and being able to pass on some of those skills to someone else. It was also good fun to have the chance to provide expertise in an area that I was similarly passionate about as Ben. Oliver Smith, New Zealand Defence Force.

Senior Merit – Mission Heights Junior College, Auckland

After noticing that there was no shade and no children wearing sunhats in their local park this group of five Year 9 students decided that simply was not ok. They knew New Zealand has an extremely high skin cancer rate and, after further research found, it is one of the highest in the world. Further research into the ozone hole, ultra violet light and children’s attitudes towards the sun bought them to their decision, to make the suncatcher. The suncatcher is a spectroscope that is used to show children the sun’s rays through colour and also develop the knowledge children have of the sun.

Challenges to solve:

  • It had to be easy for the children to handle
  • Budget restraints – had to be under $50
  • Manufacturing and testing
  • Design and appearance

The students developed skills in:

  • Teamwork
  • Addressing and engaging an audience
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Interviewing

Teacher’s comment:
Having an engineer for the students to work with was extremely motivating and took what we were able to achieve to a whole new level. I am extremely proud of our students’ achievements and grateful to Engineering New Zealand and Transpower for giving us this amazing opportunity. Joan Middlemiss

Engineer’s comment:
From the beginning to the end of the project I have witnessed a change in the way the team thinks and works together to come up with ideas which they process before coming up with a solution. Overall the project ran to the prepared schedule with tasks completed and deadlines met. I believe working on this project helped me understand the role of being a mentor early in my engineering career, I feel privileged to have been able to work with this team. Steve Ward, Altitude Aerospace Interiors

Junior Merit – Belmont Intermediate School, Auckland

Teacher Scott Boniface gave these 12 students a brief to identify an area that could be developed, modified, improved and made to benefit students at the school. From here the students came up with ideas ranging from a vegetable garden for the Food Technology room, to a courtyard with a small clock tower so that students could sit down to eat their lunch and not be late for class and a stage area where bands could play and students would be sheltered.  Each group presented their ideas to the principal and caretaker who decided which one would be developed. They agreed on the Rotunda as it would benefit the students as a quiet outdoor learning space, as well as for lunch times, while fitting into the plans for the school's future.

Challenges to solve:

  • Had to fit with the current plan for the school
  • Disruptions due to timetable changes

The students developed skills in:

  • Scale drawings
  • Decision making – recognising that their own idea was not always the best idea
  • Research and concept development

Teacher’s comment:
The students responded very well to the feedback and opinions of the stakeholders and took this knowledge out to the school where the students gathered input from fellow pupils about what the area should contain, look like and offer to the school. Scott Boniface

Engineer’s comment:
I could tell the students respected and looked up to me as their mentor. Being a mentor is always challenging as they look to you for guidance and what you say impacts others views and thoughts. I enjoyed being a mentor as you are continually learning and developing your communication and interpersonal skills. This experience has definitely benefited me and my organisation will therefore benefit. Liam Edwards, URS

Junior Merit – Freemans Bay School, Auckland

The students, with the assistance of their teacher and their neighbourhood engineer, Claire Oliver from Pattle Delamore Partners, created a project charter to help them complete their bug hotel. The charter included things like, objectives, stakeholders and stages the project would work through to testing, constraints and external relationships. The bug hotel is now ready to be built by the students, with the help of their school caretaker. Once completed it will be introduced to all students so they can all learn about the benefits the bug hotel will have to the school community. The students are also devising a maintenance plan to allow the bug hotel to continue thriving in their school once they have left and will complete a post insect survey and compare the results to their pre-bug hotel survey to ensure they are getting the results they desired for the bugs, birds and their school.

Challenges to solve:

  • Choosing the project because everyone had different ideas
  • Changes of students in the group
  • Maintenance of the bug hotel

The students developed skills in:

  • Brainstorming
  • Teamwork
  • Research
  • Communication

Teacher’s comment:
The students felt valued and knew it was a privilege to have a real engineer help them with their project. Claire’s professional opinion was highly regarded by the students; they were highly engaged in their conversations with her, eagerly asking questions and sharing their ideas. Having Claire work alongside the students gave them motivation and drive to continue striving to complete deadline. Sandra Jenkins

Engineer’s comment:
Freemans Bay School has done a great job of helping students understand more about engineering careers and the design process. I think it is great that engineering concepts are being introduced to students at a young age. Claire Oliver, Pattle Delamore Partners

Junior Merit – Haumoana School, Hastings

The Haumoana Young Engineers was a newly formed group of six Year 6 children who needed a challenge. They were children who exhibited an interest in technology, engineering and problem-solving. The schools vision is ‘think, challenge and achieve’ which is exactly what these children did. The sanctuary on Cape Kidnappers was building a bird aviary to host a number of birds including the Kaka. The students recognised that there are a number of toys available but there are few for the Kaka, which disadvantages them and our environment, as without toys and stimulation Kaka get bored and aggressive and will not breed.

Challenges to solve:

  • Building their prototypes
  • Speaking with external stakeholders
  • Researching and evaluating options to meet the stakeholder needs

The students developed skills in:

  • Teamwork
  • Research
  • Communication

Teacher’s comment:
We believe the months of investigating, research, planning, modifying and designing have been some of the richest learning opportunities presented to these children. Jane Gallen

Engineer’s comment:
Working with the young engineers at Haumoana School has been a great experience. They have worked with absolute enthusiasm and have clearly relished the challenge that the Awards presented.
 
Alec Gregory and Royce Finlayson, LHT Design

Junior Merit – Kedgley Intermediate School, Auckland

‘A vegetable garden and greenhouse for research purposes to enrich the biotechnology learning area’ was the brief given to this group of students form Kedgley Intermediate by their teacher Mr Lessing. The brief also included some very particular specifications including, ‘all beds must be raised as the current soil is not suitable for planting directly into’ and ‘you must design and install a mini irrigation system’. The group then split the tasks between them and made themselves a task sheet to follow, which listed the person in charge of that task, what materials they think they will need, who will assist the completion of that task and information required to complete the task. They even managed to put in a BBQ while constructing the gardens, which as part of their biotechnology class, they had to research and make their own marinades.

Challenges to solve:

  • Specific budget to work to
  • Speaking with external stakeholders
  • Clearing the area ready for construction
  • Timeframes and other student commitments

The students developed skills in:

  • Teamwork
  • Technical drawings
  • Communication
  • Construction

Teacher’s comment:
We started off at a slow place, students saw it as just another project they had to do with the people they saw everyday. When I introduced Vince to them as a young engineer from Fletcher building they started to show real interest. Gideon Lessing, Kedgley Intermediate.

Students’ comment:
From the beginning until present we have been working hard, trying our best to complete our project to the best of our abilities. We couldn’t have done it without the help from Vince and Mr Lessing.

Junior Merit – Longford Intermediate School, Gore

The Matamata legend of the Hokonui Hills has been a focus of learning for the students at Longford Intermediate School this year and is an integral part of their learning pathway landscape design. The students started researching different ideas for their project ‘Learning Pathway’. This included visiting the kindergarten next door to talk to the teachers and look at what plants and materials they have used in their playground.  The children learnt about the diversity of cultures in their school community but also ensured the Learning Pathway displayed all the schools values respect, responsibility and safety

 

Challenges to solve:

  • Sourcing all material locally
  • Fundraising and sponsorship

The students developed skills in:

  • Presentation
  • Design and model making
  • Conducting surveys
  • Teamwork and communication

Teacher’s comment:
This project has seen technology in action on a real and valuable community project. The students have researched, investigated, designed, created, problem solved and they have committed themselves whole-heartedly to the project. Wendy Ritson

Engineer’s comment:
Involvement in the Neighbourhood Engineers Awards at Longford Intermediate has been hugely rewarding for me personally and has helped raising the profile of KF Consilium within the local community. I have found mentoring and providing technical support one of the most rewarding aspects of engineering practise. Andy Bartlett, KF Consilium

Junior Merit – Murrays Bay School, Auckland

A Year 5 class at Murrays Bay School were using crime prevention through smart environmental design as a vehicle for learning. The children learned that environments that look and feel good have reduced incidence of crime, because they were perceived as being safe. The children designed and landscaped the school’s overgrown gardens, created 3D artworks for the exterior walls and made mosaic sculptures to be placed in the garden.

Challenges to solve:

  • Testing of material to ensure they are using the correct ones
  • Fundraising and sponsorship

The students developed skills in:

  • Creating prototypes
  • Experimenting with different ideas and materials
  • Research
  • Teamwork

Teacher’s comment:
Working through this process has changed the way the pupils relate to learning. At the beginning of the year it was common for the pupils to give answers they felt the teacher wanted. As ownership if the learning changed the pupils were more able to identify what they needed to know, and why, in order to achieve a goal. Fleur Knight, Murrays Bay School

Engineer’s comment:
Thank you for the opportunity to work alongside the students of Murrays Bay School. I have found working on this project very rewarding. Kacha Vuletich, Fulton Hogan

Junior Merit – Normanby School, Hawera

The Normanby School Playground Project was completed by a group of 10 students from Years 5 and 6 under the umbrella of the Normanby School Enrichment Programme.  The children were motivated through research and discussions of photos and pictures of other playground structures. The children also kept in mind that when they designed their own playground it had to appeal to a wide range of ages, encourage active play and promote skill development.

Challenges to solve:

  • Accessing information through NZ standards
  • Cost restrictions
  • Timeframes

The students developed skills in:

  • Co-operation and teamwork
  • Recognising and appreciating individual strengths
  • Research
  • Surveying

Teacher’s comment:
This project has been a huge learning curve for all involved, but a very worthwhile exercise which I would be very keen to refine and pursue again with a different focus. The Children and I have both enjoyed working with Andrew, our Engineer, and we have been very grateful for the expertise that he has provided. Leonie Stone

Engineer’s comment:
This project has been very enjoyable for me personally and as a group we were really happy with the resulting playground design. I was particularly impressed to see how quickly the students picked up the complexities of meeting regulatory requirements and the needs and wants of fellow students. I look forward to working with Normanby School again next year on another exciting project.
Andrew Richards, Fonterra

Junior Merit – Papatoetoe Central School, Auckland

The opportunity for students to go on science-related field trips is becoming rarer due to the increased travel costs and the distance they would need to travel. One solution at Papatoetoe Central was to bring an expert in. The Animal Hotel project was created to help children learn about different species in their school grounds and to also create a safe livening environment for the species that are slowly becoming less and less populated.

Challenges to solve:

  • Which species are predators and who do they prey on
  • Potential hazards around the area
  • What materials could be safely used to build the hotel

The students developed skills in:

  • Researching
  • Sketching
  • Measuring and recording accurate data
  • Teamwork

Teacher’s comment:
The best part about teaching technology is that your students can see straight away why learning it is relevant. A highlight of this for me was supporting students to develop their talents for engineering and design. This competition is a fantastic way to spot these gifts early at primary level. Lena Erakovich

Engineer’s comment:
It was a very challenging and interesting project, and I was impressed by the work and dedication of the students and the quick way they picked up on the new stuff they were taught. I would definitely like to be involved in a project like this again. 
Ben Parsonage, HEB Construction

Junior Merit – Point Chevalier School, Auckland

The Junior Gardens Project involved eight boys from Years 2 and 3 who designed and built gardens to go into the junior area of the school. This idea was suggested to the boys by their teachers after they had walked around the school and saw that the school had some building plans which they couldn’t interfere with.

Challenges to solve:

  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Which materials to use for construction

The students developed skills in:

  • Planning
  • Consultations
  • Model building
  • Teamwork

Teacher’s comment:
This project has been a joy to work on; the lively group of young engineers from Years 2 and 3 and the knowledgeable and empathetic engineers have made it an exciting and productive experience. Phil Spriggs

Engineer’s comment:
I am surprised by how much I got out of this project. For me it highlighted the important step of stakeholder input and feedback within the greater design process.
Robbie Lawton, CPG

Junior Merit – Sherwood Primary School, Auckland

Students of room 11 had a problem with the distance between their class and the storage area for their school bags. The young engineers group, which included six students from Year 5, resolved the problem by researching a number of possible storage options and areas closer to the classroom. The group worked with Josy Bird, UEA PTY Ltd via skype conferences and email. Their solution is to have the stairs in room 11, which are hollow, to be made into draws for the class to store their bags.

Challenges to solve:

  • Keeping the bags dry
  • Low budget
  • Distance between their engineer and themselves
  • Needed to find a safe area to store them, close to the classroom

The students developed skills in:

  • Surveying
  • Teamwork
  • Research and brainstorming

Teacher’s comment:
This is my second year working with the young engineers group and entering into the Awards. We looked over last year’s project to see what worked well and what areas we could improve. This year has been very rewarding just like last years. Carolyn Crow

Engineer’s comment:
I really enjoyed working with this group of kids, they were very motivated and I was really impressed with the thought and effort they put in.
Josy Bird UEA PTY LTD

Junior Merit – St Peter Chanel School, Dunedin

The children in Year 5 and 6 at St Peter Chanel School began with the intention of developing a playground for the junior children however along the way this project was revised and the outcome changed to build a sand play area. The children worked closely with their neighbourhood engineer, Tim Johnson from MWH and learnt many new skills and competencies.

Challenges to solve:

  • Change of engineer and teacher early on in the project
  • Engagement of the children as it was a very large class
  • Getting quotes and grants

The students developed skills in:

  • Time management
  • Responsibility
  • Measuring accurately
  • Gantt charts
  • Managing money

Teacher’s comment:
Although it has been a long process, we are very pleased with what we have achieved and acknowledge that both ourselves and the children have been on a real learning journey. Debbie Waldron and Chris Burgess

Engineer’s comment:
Personally I took away a great sense of satisfaction from my time working with St Peter Chanel School and this transferred over to the work I did in my office during the remainder of the week. It was nice to have something to look forward to every couple of weeks that didn’t involve my usual work.
Tim Johnson, MWH

Junior Merit – Upper Harbour Primary School, Auckland

Budding engineers at Upper Harbour Primary School considered many things for their project. The group of students, who, had each shown a keen interest in design, team work and making things, worked as a team to research a school need. Their school had little space or resources to build things like robotics, electronics, wood work and general hands-on creativity, so they worked with their neighbourhood engineer Andrew Congalton from Engineering Design Consultants to design the Maker Space – a space that teachers and students can access to be creative.

Challenges to solve:

  • Budget constraints
  • Placement
  • Safety, i.e. emergency exits and ventilation
  • Security

The students developed skills in:

  • Teamwork
  • Design
  • Research
  • Estimation

Teacher’s comment:
The Awards project offered something that met all our needs for enriching and extending our students. It has been great to see how well the students responded to the challenge and worked collaboratively to get the project done. Pete Hall, Upper Harbour Primary School

Engineer’s comment:
This was my third Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards project and I was immediately impressed with the technological awareness of the group, which seems to have progressed from previous years.
Andrew Congalton, Engineering Design Consultants

Junior Merit – St Michael’s Catholic School, Auckland

A group of Year 6 children worked on designing a vegetable garden to make sustainable use of the compost the school has produced over the last year since becoming a ‘Wastewise School’.  The students worked hard throughout the year researching, gathering information and designing their vegetable garden with the support of their engineers Alice Collins from Coffey Geotechnics and Jessie Bird from Andrew.Stewart.

Challenges to solve:

  • Finding a suitable location
  • Budget constraints
  • Choosing what to grow

The students developed skills in:

  • Research and problem-solving
  • Understanding sustainability
  • Writing, conducting and analysing surveys
  • Team work and effective decision making

Teacher’s comment:
The whole project has been very successful and worthwhile. I have really appreciated the commitment and genuine enthusiasm and expertise that both our engineers have shown throughout the project. The children worked very well with the engineers and always looked forward to the next meeting. Christine King

Engineer’s comment:
The project allowed me to identify and break down the key steps involved in successful project management, whilst having fun along the way.
Alice Collins, Coffey Geotechnics

Junior Merit – Howick Intermediate School, Auckland

The project team at Howick Intermediate School included seven pupils and was based on effective design and use of open spaces around the school. The groups aim was to bring more students together in their free time and motivate them to get involved in physical activities. The students were in contact with Counties Manukau Sport in order to refresh and recreate the 11 athletic stations that had been worn out by weather and time.  The students have successfully refreshed and recreated these stations to be fun, interesting and safe with the help of their Neighbourhood Engineer, Jas Singh from Beca

Challenges to solve:

  • Fundraising
  • Safety

The students developed skills in:

  • Research
  • Design
  • Promotion

Teacher’s comment:
The students demonstrated persistence and imagination with this project by taking a future focus for this issue and documenting it for any other students who may be keen to re address this issue. Sarah Richardson

Engineer’s comment:
This project taught me a lot, working with such a great team and being able to share the world of engineering with the engineers of tomorrow was very rewarding for me. The project helped me improve my time management, team management and my communication skills
. Jas Singh, Beca

Junior Merit – Devonport Primary School, Auckland

Year 4-6 students at Devonport Primary have been busy working on four projects this year which combined won them a merit award. Each project was different and exciting and shows the learning and effort these students have put into each project.

The bikes and scooter stand project came about as the school promoted a walk to school programme and the increasing numbers of bikes and scooters with no storage has become a big problem.

Challenges to solve:

  • Location of the stands
  • Different ages of the students in the large group
  • Funds from board of trustees

The students developed skills in:

  • Researching and collating information
  • Teamwork
  • 3D modelling
  • Scale drawings

Teacher’s comment:
Jenny our engineer has been great to work with. Her experience as a Transport Engineer provided us with a fascinating dimension to the technological rich learning experience of our bike and scooter dilemma. Kay Lowe

Engineer’s comment:
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who cares about growing keen minds in the future generations to make a difference in our world.
Jenny Chu, Auckland Transport

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The Windy Warriors project was designed to stop the classroom doors slamming in the wind and hurting people. The students tested the conditions required to make the door slam using their hand-made devices including anemometer and wind direction measure.

Challenges to solve:

  • Learning how the wind behaves
  • Finding another solution when their first one made the slamming worse
  • The door still had to be accessible in case of an emergency

The students developed skills in:

  • Prototype testing
  • Scale drawings
  • Modelling
  • Researching

Teacher’s comment:
Working with our engineer added a very special extra dimension to our project. Beverley Booth

Engineer’s comment:
I found it really enjoyable working with the kids who were all really fun and enthusiastic. I can see them all making really good engineers when they are older (if that is what they choose to do) and I hope they learnt as much as me from this experience.
Margaret Worth, URS

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Thirteen students from Year 4-6 redesigned a new food garden to take over their old one. The old one had limited space, didn’t get enough sunlight and nothing grew there. The children were very motivated and excited to take on this project.

Challenges to solve:

  • Keeping to the budget
  • Which plants grow best
  • Which soil to use

The students developed skills in:

  • Mind mapping
  • Collaborative thinking
  • Scale drawings

Teacher’s comment:
This opportunity to work with an engineer and to be exposed to planning project development due to need was a great way to motivate and excite students. This was a valuable opportunity which was very much enjoyed.
Abbey-Lee McMahon

Engineer’s comment:
It really was a great feeling to be able to give some of my time to this very enthusiastic group and to see them work right the way through the problem and build their design at the end.
Nicholas Holden, URS

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Thirteen Year 4-6 students created the 'Arts Space' which is a place in their school that students can practice painting, dancing, music, drawing, acting and creating things. The need for this was recognised because there is currently very little space to be creative at the school.

Challenges to solve:

  • Location
  • What equipment does the Arts Space need
  • Time constraints

The students developed skills in:

  • CAD drawings
  • Online GIS system
  • Research
  • Teamwork

Teacher’s comment:
I have enjoyed working with the students to come up with a plan for our new building. The project has been challenging but overall a very positive experience for the students. Andrew Robinson

Engineer’s comment:
I have enjoyed working with the students at Devonport Primary School. It has made me think through the basics of what is involved in my job, which has become second nature to me.
Shaun Kay, Auckland Transport