MANY students are one step closer to completing their Higher School Certificate (HSC) after submitting major projects for marking in the past few weeks.
Bulahdelah Central School Year 12 student Jayden Lilley was relieved to have completed his Entertainment Unit which he designed and constructed for the practical component of the Industrial Technology Course.
Jayden said he decided to make the large display unit to improve his woodworking skills.
“I was used to making little boxes and tables and wanted to challenge myself with something different,” he said.
“The curved decorative front panels required learning wood bending techniques and construction of many different joints.”
Jayden’s project is made from local Sydney Blue Gum and features storage cabinets, front glass panels and LED lighting to illuminate the compartments.
After spending more than 20 weeks completing the project, Jayden said he is very pleased with the end result.
“Going through the construction process I never thought I would be smiling this much or feeling as proud as I am now,” Jayden told News Of The Area.
“Seeing the finished product, I love it,” he said.
Dylan Tooze’s futon sofa bed will take pride of place on the back deck of his home once marking is finalised.
Dylan said he has always admired futons and “there is no better way to learn about their construction than making one of your own.”
“It was fun to make something from your own design and turn raw materials into a quality end product,” he said.
“I am very happy with how it has turned out and I learnt how to read a plan and a lot of new woodworking skills along the way.”
Other projects submitted include a chest of drawers constructed by Raygan Massard-Davis, a wardrobe by Ben Eadie and Damien Barry’s fish tank stand.
The major works will be marked by a team of visiting examiners and will account for 60 percent of the final mark for the subject.
HSC Practical Examinations in Dance are underway with Drama and Music performance exams taking place in the next few weeks.
Written examinations will commence on 13 October.
By Daniel SAHYOUN