From marble mazes and FM radios to pop-up books and model fairground rides, in design 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.
David Lloyd-Peck, Head of Design Technology
I joined Beeston nine years ago; having previously worked in production for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and various education establishments in the UK and abroad. I have taught Design Technology to over 400 pupils covering the topics of Resistant Materials, Textiles, Electronics, Graphics and Engineering throughout Year 3 to Year Six.
In my spare time I enjoy rowing, renovating, fire breathing and spending time with my wife and twins, who also attend the school. I love Beeston for the pupils, who have simultaneously; impressed, humoured, dumbfounded, endeared, surprised and shown great kindness to me over the years.