Design and Technology

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY (DT)

Design & Technology helps to prepare pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. Children are helped to develop the skills that enable them to think creatively and imaginatively to design, make and evaluate products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.

The school has been excited to be able to make face mask clips on our 3D printer. These clips are needed due to the face mask elastic causing huge discomfort to the ears of numerous healthcare workers who are working tirelessly during this testing time. This has given DT a real life context which the children will benefit from as we have had to make, evaluate, test and problem solve throughout the process considering the purpose, user and making this valuable product as quickly as we can. We are thrilled that the clips have been used by various people at Derriford Hospital, at Livewell Southwest as well as care homes in the community.