Creating a primary school design and technology workshop - a diary

Wesley Till
1997, Vol. 2, No. 2,


The end of the school year in July 1996 saw the departure of a much loved and respected member of staff. However, it is said that every cloud has a silver lining - and the early retirement of Mavis did in fact leave us with a surplus classroom. Since joining the school five terms previously I had been developing design and technology with the familiar constraints of not enough room for resources (well actually, no resources!), and the problem of trying to teach a practical subject in cramped teaching spaces.

This article documents the six-month process of adapting our surplUS classroom into a dedicated teaching and resource area for design and technology. This was done at the same time as revising our policy and scheme of work for the subject.

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