Design & Technology
At Waterfoot School we recognise that Design & Technology effects all areas of life in a changing world. Design & Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.
Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, pupils develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world, and prepares them to engage in tomorrow's rapidly changing technologies.
This subject encourages children to become creative problem solvers and thinkers, and to persevere when faced with challenges. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. It develops their practical skills with attention to aesthetics, social and environmental issues and develops their awareness of functions of objects and modern industrial practices. Design and Technology presents children with the opportunities to become discerning and informed consumers of products and innovations.