Project Landrover evoques memories for ex pupil
- Published on 29 September 2011
- Written by Dominic Foord
On Monday 26 September an ex student from Dane Court came to the school. Sean Henstridge is a designer for Range Rover and works in Warwick and made the journey to Dane Court in the new Range Rover Evoque. Students taking GCSE and AS graphics were involved in a task to design a new aspect of the Range Rover Evoque for the next facelift. Sean gave an introductory speech about how he got into the industry and how the design process of a car works. Students then went out to have a good look round the top of the range car to conduct some research.
Students were put into groups of four or five and given 4 hours to design, refine and present their designs. There were team and individual prizes for the best teamwork, best design and best presentation. The individual prizes were drawings of the Evoque signed by the lead exterior designer. Group prizes were a lovely bag of sweets! Seven teams worked very hard to design a new steering wheel, wheels or lights. Whilst working Sean went around giving mini-master classes to students about design, drawing and 3D sketching.
After many hours of working students presented their design ideas to Sean, Mr. Dean and Mr. Phillips. The teachers carefully chose the group and individual prize winners. Prizes were handed out to happy winners and Sean gave lots of helpful feedback. The morning was a very productive event and we would like to thank Sean for coming all this way and giving us such a great experience!