Jackson’s tanker adds fuel to HSC major works exhibition

IT’S not the size that counts, it’s what you do with it, says HSC major work markers Mark Tyler and David Macpherson. 

The duo co-ordinate the InTech exhibition which is a collection of the best higher school certificate (HSC) major works in Industrial Technology from the previous year. 

The exhibition is at Kinross Wolaroi School’s Derek Pigot Auditorium over the weekend which is especially significant to Jackson Ryan. 

The former Kinross student was one of 24 students chosen to display his project which he built to help his parents on their farm.

“It’s a mobile fuel tanker,” he said. 

“We use it all the time, everyday.”

While Jackson’s work is one of the bigger items on display Mr Macpherson said some of the most exquisite major works he had seen were small and brilliantly executed. 

“Country kids think bigger is better and more expensive is better ... but really it’s anything that is a bit different,” he said. 

“For example a coffee table, the coffee table could be brilliantly made, but it is plain.”

Mr Macpherson said the students chosen to display are “the best of the best” and it was a highly selective process which took into account not only the physical project but the student’s portfolio of their work and their application. 

The men said every year they were surprised at the quality of works that were produced. 

“For these students, it’s their passion and it gives them momentum,” Mr Tyler said.

“Something like this, they can get a little more success out of if they’re not particularly academic.

“But some of the students who do it are very smart.”

The exhibition features major works from multi-media, metal work, automotive studies, timber and metal work. 

It is open to the public from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday and will also feature a former Formula 1 car. 

nicole.kuter@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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