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The Fixperts workshop gave family members and students the opportunity to research, design and make solutions to genuine problems. The aim was to let the students be creative and use their own problem solving skills to explore their capabilities as engineers.

Students had to simulate a disability, for example a missing limb or arthritis and then, having experienced the difficulties some people face, make a prototype that would assist with a task eg washing up or fastening buttons on a shirt.

Our guests were hugely impressed with the problem solving approach our learners adopted and with the innovative solutions they developed.

A second element to the event saw pupils and their relatives make changes to a standard broom to make it more suitable for a given target group, once again ideas were many and varied.

The occasion showed once more the benefits of families, staff and students working together to help create and develop a compelling learning experience.

School children embark on a Fixperts project

Fixperts are making some surprising inroads into the UK schools system. 

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We are very excited to announce the winner of the RCA Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award - A Spoon for Gabi!

This year we received a fantastic selection of inspiring films from undergraduates across nine countries. The films included a real mix of projects with ingenious solutions from spoons to door openers. We were overwhelmed by the quality, inventiveness and story telling from everyone who submitted a film.

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Think somethings gone wrong with design education? This is a call out for all design-interested learning-loving action-oriented socially-motivated nice-to-be-around people who have the time and enthusiasm to help us build a dream. Read on for details of specific opportunities.

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