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Dulce et Forte


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Design and Technology

Children are taught how to develop their own ideas, in order to solve a problem or meet a need.


Our purpose-built and spacious Design Technology Room is equipped to offer the very best learning opportunities in this subject. With the support of specialist staff, children progress through a series of projects, which are often linked to other areas of the curriculum.


Children learn from a variety of techniques, and practise skills which enable them to design for a purpose, make prototypes and evaluate for suitability. They are constantly challenged to identify and find their own solutions to the problems they encounter. Emphasis is placed on the transition from dependency to independence.


A unique piece of art, in the form of a 3D model, designed and created by six children in the DT Department, was selected by the organisers of a nationwide competition, to celebrate the opening of the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Their exhibit Reflections on Shakespeare is part of a new and permanent art exhibition called My RSC Gallery at the RST.