Tim Baker devised this double bunk/queen size bed/lounge as part of his HSC Design and Technology curriculum.
Tim Baker devised this double bunk/queen size bed/lounge as part of his HSC Design and Technology curriculum.

Students arStudents high on design

By CRAIG McTEAR

THEY have dedicated most of their year to creating masterpieces.

And judging by the finished results, it is clear Coffs Harbour has no shortage of young geniuses.

HSC Design and Technology students throughout the city have now completed their major design projects which account for 60 per cent of their final external mark.

Bishop Druitt College (BDC) is a shining example of schools throughout the area brimming with talented young designers.

They have seven students whose projects have just been marked by the Board of Studies.

And in a big vote of confidence, two of them have been nominated to have their works displayed at the prestigious DesignTECH at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum.

The exhibition features out- standing major design projects developed by students, and it will run from December to March next year.

This will be followed by a tour of regional centres throughout NSW starting in March and finishing in May.

"Only a couple of hundred in the State are nominated," BDC Design and Technology teacher, Philip Babbage, said.

The creations by the BDC students are as innovative and practical as they are varied.

They include:

n an interior design of a bedroom using feng shui principles;

n a double bunk bed which converts to a queen-size bed or a lounge;

n a floating fish feeder;

n a bass/six-string guitar;

n a mechanical compact disc rack for a car;

n a specialised pool skimmer; and

n a device to make it easier when breaking eggs.



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