This project is the result of a 5 day workshop to design learning aids for dyslexic pupils of London's Fairley House School.
The catapult was made in collaboration with RCA Visual Communication student Afun-Wu. After interviewing the pupils and finding out issues and dislikes whilst learning mathematics, we chose to teach dyslexic children about angles. Our goal was to encourage the children to enjoy the subject and to not be intimidated by the mathematics behind angles. Our response was to create a catapult that allowed the pupils to play and learn at the same time.
Our concept was to make kids feel like artists in the Royal College of Art.
The project appeared to be a success with the pupils screaming out the angles they needed to pull the trigger to create the picture they were after. What is more, they were learning about angles subconsciously so it felt more like play than work.