We were pleased to welcome Mrs Helen Timmins this week to the design and technology department at Birkdale School. Staff and pupils were treated to a demonstration of a new Gerbil 2020 cutter and trimmer. Mrs Timmins demonstrated the new features of the cutter showing examples of what it can produce.

The Gerbil cutter was generously donated by a Mr Terrence Libby. Mr Libby also donated some specialist tools and a trolley, allowing the machine it to be used in several different workshop areas. Mr Offer (head of the design and technology department) said “we are extremely grateful to Mr Libby for his generosity and for Mrs Timmins for giving up her time, the new machine should allow the students to make more complicated products to a higher quality finish.”