D&T Health and Safety!

We are excited to say that after two crazy years of COVID-19 lockdowns and disrupted teaching, the D& T department finally managed to complete our in-depth all-inclusive Design & Technology Product Design Health and Safety Specialist Course which we started back in 2020 and kept getting pushed back!

Here are a few highlights from the day!

We brushed up on some existing knowledge skills on some bits of kit that both staff and students regularly use, but also learnt some new information and got some training and practice on some tools and equipment that we do not currently use and we are excited to take these new skills into our classes from hereon.

Stay tuned next week for some further growing updates on the roof and hopefully some exciting new harvests!

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A Level Exhibition 2022

A huge well done to our amazing sixth form students who worked (despite Covid) with such dedication on their art portfolios. The show was brilliant and it was great to see so many of you tonight!

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GCSE Art Show 2022

Thank you to all who came this evening and made the show such a lovely celebration of the hard work from our 2022 GCSE cohort. Y11, your work shone!

Y8 engraving

Some Year 8’s have been trying the engraving process today with a craft press, I think their prints are impressive…

First harvest after half term

As promised, the DT department spent our Tuesday after school tending to the roof garden crops and pot up our final window ledge plants from the food room.

We harvested some broad beans and some baby carrots to make room for the remaining carrots to spread into the soil!

As you can see, we had some humorous carrot characters!

STAY TUNED NEXT WEEK FOR MORE UPDATES FROM THE DT DEPARTMENT!

Welcome back to our FINAL TERM OF THE YEAR!

We hope you had a great relaxing half term break and got to spend some time soaking up the sun.

The DT Department are getting ready for another harvest of produce tomorrow during our weekly gardening club. I will fill you all in next Monday on how we got along, but for now, here’s a little filler post of some beautiful pieces of work completed last term by the Year 8 textiles students who worked on their own custom designed soft toys.

They worked on a range of industry standard skills to get to their final products including designing, adapting a pattern piece, pattern cutting, applique, embroidery, hand sewing and machine stitching. Some students went even further and designed and created clothing for their bears to wear.

These are some of my favourite designs.

A sneak peak

We have our exhibitions in June… We are so very proud of the students achievements, and here are just a couple of pieces you’ll see in the show…

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