Malmesbury pupils create Dyson circle

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Year 10 students Jenna and Ollie get ready to spray a ‘crop circle’ design in the shape of a Dyson Airblade drier.        (DV1138) By diane vose Year 10 students Jenna and Ollie get ready to spray a ‘crop circle’ design in the shape of a Dyson Airblade drier. (DV1138) By diane vose

Students in Malmesbury have created a 50-metre ‘crop circle’ of a Dyson Airblade on the school field using GPS navigation and an aerial drone to film the challenge.

The potential future engineers spent an afternoon working with Swindon College lecturer and civil engineer Robert Ashworth on the project.

The idea for the crop circle, which was made out of water-based paint, came about after students visited the college last year.

Maths teacher Sarah Poultney said: “Bob is really enthusiastic and wants to get the children involved in engineering and maths.

“The drone is just brilliant because it can go right down to eye level to the kids and then go up again.”

The groups of Year 10 students also used a time-lapse camera to watch the crop circle take shape over about two hours.

Mark Taylor, of Dyson, said: “Unconventional challenges are fun – it gets young students problem-solving and applying skills in a different way.

“Thinking differently is good for invention.”

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2:49pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Berlent says...

What a great choice! The Dyson Airblade is a great hand dryer.

http://www.restroomd
irect.com/dyson-airb
lade.aspx
What a great choice! The Dyson Airblade is a great hand dryer. http://www.restroomd irect.com/dyson-airb lade.aspx Berlent
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6:08pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Ruman Stimulant says...

Dyson Airblade ? Just a lot of hot air if you ask me, just like his vacuum cleaners, they suck !
Dyson Airblade ? Just a lot of hot air if you ask me, just like his vacuum cleaners, they suck ! Ruman Stimulant
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