Leeds West Academy


Remembrance and Innovation

Building on memories

Earlier in November, Year 9 Resistant Materials students went to Bramley Baptist Church to deliver a community design project which they had recently completed.

The students designed and manufactured over fifty memorial boxes to be placed on the war graves and remembrance sites of heroes from the local community. Bramley Action, who are responsible for the Bramley War Memorial, were so impressed with Leeds West Academy’s dedication to their cause that they shared the story with Television broadcaster Made in Leeds.

Mr Winterbottom, who led the project, said: "This project was a fantastic opportunity for the students to not only learn about scales of manufacture, but also how designers are important to the community and how they can have a positive impact on peoples’ lives."

The news from Made In Leeds can be viewed online at: www.madeinleeds.tv/player/