Design Technology is very much a 'hands on' practical subject. Pupils are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to design and make quality products, within a variety of contexts, understanding and following the stages of the design process. In addition to this, pupils in KS3 are given the opportunity to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook, through Food Technology.
Year 7 Multi Discipline Project
...resistant & mouldable materials, packaging & food technology
In the Autumn term, Year 7 are thrown in at the deep end to complete a multi disciplined project which see them introduced to the scroll saw & vacuum former to create their former and molds, melt, temper and decorate chocolate, and finally design and make their packaging!
Their design brief is to produce a 'Coat of Arms Shield'....with some original and extremely successful results!
Year 8 Photo Frame Project
In the Autumn term, in design technology, Year 8 get to grips with the scroll saws and bench drills to complete their 'Photo frame' project.
Their design brief is to produce a photo frame that could be part of a collection for a specific celebration or event. Pupils carried out product studies, independent research and made prototypes in order to develop their design ideas...with some stunning results!
Year 7 Bag for Life
Year 8 Ugly Doll Mascot
Year 8 Design Technology
Textiles : UGLY DOLL CHARITY MASCOT
Year 8 have been creating their very own ‘Ugly Doll Charity Mascots’. They have been developing their skills using the sewing machine, applique, fabric pens, and hand stitching techniques. Pupils researched mascots, identifying what they needed to be successful and combined them with ‘Ugly Dolls’, a plush toy brand, to come up with their own unique and interesting design ideas. Take a look at some of the finished products….Can you identify the ‘Charity’ they represent?
Textiles: BAG FOR LIFE
Year 7 students have been getting to grips with the sewing machine too, creating their very own ‘Bag for Life’. They followed and adapted a simple ‘tote bag’ pattern to create their calico bags. They used transfer printing to create their designs. A big thanks to Michael, at Shiel and Morrison Printers for once again kindly printing out the designs…
Year 7 Mini Lights
Year 8 Clever Cams
Textiles: Crazy Critter Slippers
Year 6 students have been getting to grips with the sewing machine too, creating their very own ‘Crazy Critter Slippers’. They followed and adapted a simple ‘slipper’ pattern to create their ‘animal inspired slippers’. They used a range of material, sewing and decorating techniques to create their designs.
Year 7 - Jigsaws
Year 7s were introduced to the DT workshop and equipment...using the scroll saws for the first time, as they completed their 'JIGSAW' project.
Their brief was to design a jigsaw that could be used in connection with a picture book, for nursery / year 1 children. The project involved them designing and making a jigsaw with 3 or more pieces, no sharp edges, adding decoration and clearly link to a picture book.
Pupils carried out detailed product studies and researched a number of picture books to inspire and develop their design ideas.
Take a look some of the jigsaw products...from Bright Stanley to The Little Mermaid, Mickey Mouse to Mr Tickle...
Year 8 Diet & Health
...savoury rice, mini carrot cakes, scone based pizza, protein based dish.