... takes shape in the Design & Technology Department.
Engineering, metalwork and jewellery-making are personal interests of Mr Mark Taylor of the D&T Department. This led him to instigate the development of the Jewellery Quarter, a new co-curricular activity for Senior School and Sixth Form students.
Thanks to the new tools and benches bought with the support of St Nicolas Association and Lancing Association, the students have designed and created their own jewellery pieces using sterling silver. The results have been outstanding: from rings and bangles to pendants and bracelets, each piece demonstrates the students’ flair in design and craft. Five pupils chose to pursue jewellery as the core topic for their GCSE major project, and another four A Level pupils have undertaken the subject as a formal activity.
The Jewellery Quarter will open again next year to encourage many more students to learn new design skills and create their own jewellery. Visitors to the school are always welcome to drop by and see the facilities and the projects.