DT September

Well another exciting year in DT is well under way. Year 8 have been involved in a two week technical challenge designing and manufacturing garments using newspaper.  Students have learnt how they need to consider the characteristics of the materials they use and their restrictions, joining methods and strengthening methods along with ergonomics (the comfort [...]

Food Tech – July 2017

Year 6 Junior House Kitchen Competition 2017 Year 6 have worked hard this half- term competing for the title of ‘Junior House Kitchen Champions 2017’. The theme for this year’s event was an ‘Afternoon tea for two’.  In teams of four, students had to create a portfolio to showcase their ideas before a team.   [...]

S.T.E.M challenge Year 7 June/July 2017

Science Technology Engineering Maths challenges encourage and develop the curious mind of problem solvers, Mathematicians, Engineers and Scientists by giving students challenges to overcome, working as a team, working to a deadline this prepares them for independent thinking, problem solving in their own lives and indeed for their future education. The challenge: Students were challenged [...]

Design Technology blog June 2017

What a busy year in Design Technology! Students have had a fun packed interactive Year of projects, that I pleased to say has been amazing! To round the year off Design Technology are embarking on two house competitions, senior and junior house competitions for Year 8 and Year 6. The competitions give students the chance [...]

In the Windsor garden

In the Windsor garden Progress is underway.  Today some of Year 6 have been busy clearing the Design Technology garden.  They began weeding, collecting leaves and preparing the ground for setting.  Once prepared the group learnt how to make a wigwam support, following that the bean plants were set and watered.  Fun in the sun!  [...]

DT Sow And Grow

In DT some of our Year 6 have been working on the ‘Sow and Grow’ challenge sponsored by Innocent, the drinks company. We have, over the last month, learnt about different seeds and planting times we have also set beans, carrots and cress and started to chit our potatoes. Each lunchtime groups come and water [...]

DT Fashion Design

D.T. Fashion Design In Design Technology Year 8 students have had the opportunity to work with a corporate sponsor company Dimensions. Over 12 weeks the company sent in two designers to work with students on designing and manufacturing upcycled garments. The experience was a valuable lesson in how skills learnt in school apply to real [...]