In November 2016 we set a group of GCSE students at Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, with a challenge. To research Windermere Jetty and its collection to find inspiration for a product that could be sold in the Museum’s shop. The product had to be suitable for 6-9 year old children and be priced accordingly. The students were to make prototypes of their products and all products were judged at the final session, just before the Christmas holidays.
Progress continues on from last months update, with the focus on constructing the external walls and roofs to all of the buildings in preparation for the final cladding finish to begin installation next month.
The main jetty is under construction and divers have now installed the lake source heat pump beneath. Much like a ground source heat pump, this will use energy from the water to heat the buildings giving the museum excellent sustainability credentials.