23 Oct 2019

In our Design & Technology lessons at our Havant site we have faced the challenge of reintroducing a subject that had not been on offer for nearly a year. This has provided our pupils with opportunities to develop their ability to check the effectiveness of various too...

2 Jul 2019

In our Design & Technology lessons, the process of making and creating various objects remains as popular as ever, perhaps because it allows pupils to engage with the subject in a practical way. Their attitude towards using tools and machines is probably better than it...

18 Mar 2019

Using recycled materials is always a good idea and our pupils recently made use of logs to create Christmas decorations and pallet wood to create two 'mud kitchens', one for a pre-school group and one for a pupil's young niece and nephew. At our Open Afternoon we sold...

12 Jan 2019

On Friday 14th December 2018 we held our Celebration Open Afternoon. Parents, friends and members of our Management Committee joined pupils and staff for a special  lunch in the canteen. Afterwards, we held an awards assembly where pupils received certificates from the...

19 Nov 2018

The focus for the last term has been: storage, games and toys. Some amazing projects have emerged from both, and the quality of making continues to improve. Traditional woodworking skills have gone into making shelves and coat hooks, as well as boxes and turned boxes o...

9 Jul 2018

Despite the disruption of examinations and trips, some good making has continued in Design & Technology. The tools and machines are used with increasing dexterity and most pupils are widening their practical capability in many ways. Quality is becoming the driving forc...

2 May 2018

Some fantastic work has been completed in Design & Technology recently. A few pupils have been building on their wood-turning skills and have come up with ideas and solutions of their own, which has been very pleasing to see. In fact, there has been a general improveme...

16 Jan 2018

It was a busy autumn term in the Design & Technology department. As in all terms, some fantastic making took place and most of the pupils enjoyed using tools, equipment and machinery to fashion raw materials into useful and attractive artefacts.

Two activity days saw al...

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