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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.

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If you are an undergraduate student or tutor who has been part of a Fixperts project we want to hear about it! Once again we are asking for your fantastic FixFilms for the 2017 Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award. This open international competition rewards creativity in people-centred design across all disciplines. Key criteria are the benefit to the Fix Partner and the quality of the storytelling. The winner will be announced at the prestigious Helen Hamlyn Awards ceremony during the annual RCA Graduation Shows.

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