Design a kite

This project will develop students' k/u of 3D design processes by using the Clyde waterfront (bridges, architecture, heritage, boats etc) as a starting point to create a unique kite design to market to a manufacturer, school SMT, and local authority ed dept staff for support to produce for use at the school primary induction day.  The kites have the potential to be marketed to locals as a new sport for families and marketed to tourists as a souvenir of the 'Glasgow - the windy city'.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge of the design process gained and enhanced e.g. working to the constraints of the design brief (responsibility to meeting needs of others), intended market 
• Develop enterprise and employability skills: application of knowledge in a real situation by being able to follow a brief, by being in competition with others and by presenting finished product to others (selling your product also relates to selling oneself in an interview situation) 
• Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Art, students will work with the visual elements: line, shape, colour and form 
• Relevance of how curriculum topic on kite design is relevant to work and life - everything that you see around has been through the design process 
• How this subject knowledge is put into practice in a real situation e.g. competing for a bid to produce a product for local market

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