Building Bridges

Judith Dwyer
1999, Vol. 4, No. 1,


Design and technology is a practical subject which involves children in designing, making and evaluating products and systems. We aim, at Herdley Bank, through its practical nature to involve children in developing their own personal skills and knowledge of a wide range of concepts, materials, equipment and techniques. We also emphasise that our design and technology involves the children drawing from other curriculum areas, particularly from science, maths and art.

As a small rural first school (aged 5-9 years), with only 32 children on roll, the children and curriculum are organised in order that all children have access to a wide, stimulating and exciting curriculum. Through all our design and technology planning we try to ensure that the children have experience in all areas of knowledge and understanding and that they develop skills and abilities as they progress through school, revisiting areas so as to become familiar with and gain a clear understanding in the design and technology process.

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