Star Student: Marco Baressi

This week’s Star Student, nominated by Product Design teacher Mr Watson, is Year 11’s Marco Baressi.

Mr Watson said: “I’m nominating Marco for his outstanding dedication and personal achievements in this practical work. Marco has just finished working on a Controlled Assessment piece where he has hand made an acoustic guitar far beyond the quality and complexity that someone of his age would have ever embarked on. His attention to detail, ability to resolve problems and overcome hurdles has enabled him to create a beautiful product as well as increase his understanding and skill within the subject.”

“Marco has shown great skill in not only building the guitar but creating all support materials to enable the build to be successful. These include formers and jigs to hold a complex curved shape, guitar components normally purchased from professionals and templates that would normally be obtained from outside sources.”

“He has been adamant during the whole project that he was involved with every aspect and his commitment has driven his outstanding achievements.”

Pictured: Marco’s completed guitar