Workshop practice gives the basic working knowledge required to produce components and products. It educates students in the construction, function, use and application of different working tools, equipment, machines as well as the technique of manufacturing products from its raw material form.
The Downs Light Railway provides real-world needs that require real-world solutions. In the pursuit of learning, our students (young and adult) see the value in what they do and realise achievement through trial and error.
- Measurement and marking
- Thread cutting
- Social interaction
- Hand eye coordination
- Self discipline
- Problem solving
Beyond the care and maintenance of the Downs Light Railway, workshop projects can also provide a way of educating students in new technologies and unleashing their creativity through applied learning.