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Aiming high with an innovative design!

Aiming high with an innovative design!

A level pupil, Callum Smith, produces a "useable and efficient product that is well engineered and very commercially viable"

Whilst on a trip abroad about a year ago A level pupil, Callum Smith, noticed that many people were finding it difficult to lift their luggage onto the check-in desk conveyor belt. On reflection he subsequently designed a solution which he has built and tested as part of his A level Design & Technology coursework. The lifting machine is totally self-contained and driven by a high torque electric motor. Finding such a motor was difficult until Callum realised that the DT department’s laser cutter could lift extreme weights and was electrically powered.

Callum approached the company, HPC Laser Ltd, who had supplied the School’s laser cutter and they were very generous in donating a motor that Callum could use.  His A Level project is now complete with the support of HPC Laser Ltd.  His sights are now set on studying study aviation management at university.







Callum had produced a very useable and efficient product that was well engineered and very commercially viable. The Headmaster, Callum and I would all like to extend our sincere thanks to Mr Chris Jacobs, CEO of HPC Laser Ltd and his staff for their help and generosity in making Callum’s designs a reality.

Mr Rob Frost, Head of DT


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