Model Students Build on Partnership and Careers; Course Helps Historic Scotland and Puts Designers in Line for Film Work
STUDENTS at Glasgow Metropolitan College are helping school pupils brush up on their history after recreating two of Scotland's most iconic venues.
The Higher National Diploma (HND) Modelmakers at the city's largest college produced replicas of Inchmahome Priory, in Stirlingshire, and Edinburgh Castle.
The models were officially handed over to Historic Scotland earlier this month and will be used as part of educational activities, organised to support pupils' learning.
The interactive model of Inchmahome focuses on its buildings and their usage by different monks.
The models were produced to help young people learn different aspects of Scottish history using orientation skills, observational techniques and teamwork.
Historic Scotland head of education Sue Mitchell said: "This is the culmination of yet another mutually beneficial project with Glasgow Metropolitan College. The partnership with the college has been running for about eight years now and has proved a huge success.
"The students have designed amazing visual aids and interactive models which have inspired young people to learn about Scotland's past.
"We now have models created by the students at a number of our sites including Stirling Castle, Bothwell Castle, Melrose Abbey, Elgin Cathedral and Urquhart Castle."
Lecturer Gordon Kydd said: "These collaborative projects are invaluable to the students. They get a great sense of achievement as they undertake a project from start to finish and see the benefit of their work."
The college offers a two-year, HND in 3D Design: Modelmaking for the Creative Industries as well as a oneyear, National Certificate (NC) in Modelmaking for TV and Film.
The HND course includes art and design, digital imaging and 3D design, while the NC covers, among other topics, drawing skills, prop making and computer-aided design. …