Design Technology stimulates interest and motivation in designing and making and offers the opportunity for children to achieve in a practical subject and to develop their knowledge of the ‘made’ world in which they live. It also allows them to develop many personal skills requiring co-ordination, dexterity, mental deduction, imagination and perseverance. Pupils will have practised social skills when working as a team and self-sufficiency when working independently.
At St Margaret’s Design and Technology is taught as a subject from Years 3 to Year 6 and is often linked to topics of a scientific or historical nature. There are a variety of resources which are accessible to children in a permanent Design and Technology area.
Year 5 & 6 also study Food Technology and enjoy the practical cookery sessions in the Home Economics room in the Senior School. Food Technology is taught by dedicated Home Economics teachers.