Supporters of Kilkeel High Technology Department
The Department believes the school is an integral part of the community and actively seeks to develop links with local businesses. This has resulted in a number of companies supporting the department in developing Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing skills in our students. This support can be through the donation of materials for use in projects, through the sponsorship of trophies which recognise achievement within the subject or by hosting visits or providing relevant talks to students.
We are always seeking to expand our group of supporters so if you think you can help develop the next generation of Engineers, Designers and Technology specialists please get in touch.
Have a look at the positive impact of these partnerships through the examples below.
Kilkeel Joinery Works
Year 12 GCSE manufacturing students prove they have a bright future as they complete their lamp projects. Making the lamps is a required part of the CCEA GCSE Manufacturing course. This requires the students to display a range of skills in working with a variety of machinery and tools. The materials used in the project were kindly donated by Kilkeel Joinery Works, which allowed the students to work with Hardwoods and achieve a very high standard of finish. Many thanks to our friends at Kilkeel Joinery Works for their support.
Innov8 hosted a trip to their Belfast showroom and offices for Lower Sixth Technology and Design students. The trip provided excellent opportunities for the students to gain inspiration for their design portfolio, through the opportunity to explore a range of contemporary office furniture in the Innov8 showroom. The trip also provided an insight into the work of a professional designer. Jessica Sampson of innov8 provided students with information on Careers in Design and possible pathways, an insight into her work through real life case studies and an overview of her role. Our thanks go to all the team at Innov8 for taking such good care of us.
Hillside Interiors donated a range of plastic worktop samples. This allowed us to set Year 9 pupils the task of recycling this material by designing a plastic key fob. Have a look at what they came up with, some excellent work! Thanks to the team at Hillside for allowing us to set this task and teach Year 9 about recycling.
BE Aerospace have provided support in a number of ways .They have kindly hosted trips to their manufacturing site, just a short distance from the school to showcase the wide range of processes, machinery and skills required in the production of Aircraft seating. They also sponsor an annual trophy, recognising achievement in GCSE Engineering.