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Design course is all child’s play at Lancaster Royal Grammar School

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Lower Sixth students studying A-level Product Design at Lancaster Royal Grammar School have been working on a project with The Loyne Specialist School to design and make toys for their pupils.

Sixth formers visited the Loyne School recently to present teachers and pupils with the toys they have designed and made.

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The project has been a great success and involved the boys paying a visit to the school earlier this year to talk to staff and pupils about what toys they would find useful.

They then set to work on designing and producing four different sensory toys and have re-visited the school recently to present their finished designs.

Kathryn Veevers, assistant head teacher at The Loyne Specialist School, said: “I am amazed by the dedication of the boys to ensuring that the resources were of the highest standard and met our design brief perfectly. We would love to work alongside Lancaster Royal Grammar School in the future on similar projects.

“The work that we have done with Lancaster Royal Grammar School has been so positive. It has allowed us address any barriers that there may be whilst also empowering the boys to understand the motivational aspect of the resources that we purchase for our children in school.

“The boys have been visibly enthused by the contact with our pupils and staff and we truly believe that this has led to the fantastic results from their projects. Our pupils love the resources and staff have been overwhelmed by the quality, attention to detail and vibrancy of the products. We have all said that we would not hesitate to purchase similar products from our suppliers.”

Fiona Gemson, Loyne teaching assistant, said: “They were interactive, colourful and innovative and were perfect examples of what our pupils can access and enjoy on a daily basis”.

The LRGS music department also recently visited the school, with five of top musicians performing in front of staff and pupils.