Design Technology

Intent

At Trawden Forest Primary School we aim to provide all children with a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares them for life beyond primary education. We encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. It can be found in many of the objects children use each day and is a part of children’s immediate experiences. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.

"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you look deeper, it's really how it works." Steve Jobs

"Technology makes possibilities. Design makes solutions."  John Maeda

Research Link

Education Endowment Fund research stresses the importance of developing character and essential life skills in childhood, which technology teaches, and the association with a range of positive outcomes at school and beyond.

Design Technology in Action

 

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