DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

From marble mazes and FM radios to pop-up books and model fairground rides, in design and technology pupils use their imaginations to express their ideas and develop practical skills to design and build their own prototypes and products.

The areas we cover are: resistant materials, graphics, electronics systems and control mechanisms. Throughout the creative process children draw on disciplines such as maths, science, engineering, computing, animation and art. They are encouraged to use their weekly design and technology lessons to solve everyday problems and evaluate past and present design and technology to develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. In our newly refitted work room, pupils learn how to assess and take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

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‘We view the development of creative thinking as the most critical stage of our growth. That’s why it sits at the core of everything we value in the department.’

David Lloyd-Peck, Director of Design and Technology and Theatre Studies

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 MEET THE TEACHER

Mr David Lloyd-Peck – Director of Design & Technology and Theatre Studies

Mr Lloyd-Peck studied at Bretton Hall College at the University of Leeds, gaining a BA(Hons) degree in Arts Education, and holds a P.G.C.E. in Primary Education from the UEA. He has been teaching for twelve years, mainly in the state maintained sector from reception class to Adult Education. He spent some years out of full-time teaching starting up a popular restaurant in Norwich called ‘The Bicycle Shop’, and working on the production team for the Norfolk and Norwich International Arts Festival. Mr Lloyd-Peck is married to Frances, with three-year-old twins. The Lloyd-Pecks are both house parents in Deterdings, the Year 8 Boarding House.

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