Students create brilliant and playful range of impressive innovations

Photography: Marcus Rice

Following the creative partnership between Art Couture Painswick (ACP) and Create Gloucestershire, ‘The Creative Trade Route’ is enabling more creative and design workshops to take place at interested venues and partners on the route between Stroud, via Painswick and into Gloucester.

Forty-five Gloucester Academy students attended the workshop at Matson Baptist Church, where they engaged with an informative history of Dyson design before the students were given mixed materials and Dyson component parts. They were set a challenge to create a prototype that overcame a domestic ‘issue’ in the home by using air, that could also be worn on the body.

They worked as teams, supported by one of the Dyson engineers and staff from the partner organisations. The students created a brilliant and playful range of impressive innovations, that really caught our imaginations. It was fantastic to see the students working so well together as teams and taken out of their comfort zone to conjure up unusual, wearable creative designs.