If you go down to the woods today ...

Sarah Cullingford Agnew
1996, Vol. 1, No. 1,


This article describes:

  • the context for design and technology in a special school for children with a variety of disabilities
  • a design and technology project with children with severe learning disabilities

Fairfields School is a special school catering for pupils with physical disabilities between the ages of two and eleven. There are currently 59 pupils on roll and over 75% of the pupils have severe or moderate learning difficulties. Most pupils have additional difficulties, which are present as profound and complex disabilities, and have statements of special educational needs. However, a few of nursery age are still in the process of being assessed.

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