Year 9 Product Design students make Tea light holders for Advent Appeal

Our sincere thanks to Mark at britishhardwoods.co.uk for generously donating a substantial amount of hard woods including walnut, cherry and oak

Photo: Ms Slater with our Year 9 designers who are enjoying learning about the different types of wood

Photo: Ms Slater with our Year 9 designers who are enjoying learning about the different types of wood

Our three Product Design GCSE groups in Year 9 are making the Tea light holders to raise money for our Advent appeal 2015, while at the same time having the choice of using very high quality material and learning about the different types of woods and their properties.


How to buy the finished products

They are on sale:

  • Thursday 10 December
  • Friday 11 December
  • Monday 14 December

during lunchtime near the machines students top up dinner cards on.

They cost £1.50  

Moreover,  two students will be going round in form time to sell them.

Photo: Pupils with their impressive tea lights

Photo: Pupils with their impressive tea lights

Photo: The impressive final products are available to buy

Photo: The impressive final products are available to buy


“because when you’ve done it right, there is a wonderful connection between the big idea, the form, the material and how you transformed the material into the final shape.”
— Sir Jonathan Ive, British designer on the importance of learning by making

Prayer to Saint Joseph

Dear Saint, 
you are the Patron of the family of the Church. 
God chose you to be the head
and protector of the Holy Family of Nazareth. 
You chose to do a carpenter's work
which made some say about Jesus: 
"Is he not the carpenter's son?" 
Deign to bless and encourage carpenters
whose work is so much like yours.