The Importance of Design & Technology

Design and technology prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow's rapidly changing technologies.  They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve quality of life.  The subject calls for pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and as members of a team.  They must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems.  They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices.  As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and effects.  Through design and technology, all pupils can become discriminating and informed users of products, and become innovators.

In Design & Technology Children Will Learn:

To develop, plan and communicate ideas

  • To work safely with various tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products
  • To evaluate their process and their products
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of materials and their components


  • Electrical and mechanical components
  • Food
  • Mouldable materials
  • Stiff and flexible sheet materials
  • Textiles