Students explore traditional woodworking skills

Since returning to the IGS campus, Year 9 Design and Technology students have been testing their growing knowledge.

“The year 9 Design and Technology class enjoyed the aspect of being back in the workshop learning traditional woodworking skills and then measuring the breaking point of each joint,” said their teacher, Mark Devine.

Patrick said “I am learning woodwork skills by better understanding the different joining techniques of keeping wood together, and how strong they are compared to each other.

“We have tested glue only, screw and glue, butt joint, mitre joint, and half lap joint.”

Taj said “we are having a competition to see what timber joint is the strongest”.