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Marshfields School

A Positive Choice

Product Design - Year 7 Projects


Design Technology lessons exist to enable young people to not only learn practical skills with a range of materials, tools and processes but also to develop their problem solving skills and give them opportunities to apply these skills in their work throughout the school.  As a technology school we concentrate on showing students how their learning applies across the subjects.  This is mainly within DT, Food and Textiles, Maths and Science but cross-curricular links occur across the school.

In year 7 students will work with a range of tools and materials to produce:

  • An animal sculpture using a variety of hand and power tools as well as the laser cutter to create a high quality item.
  • A mitred timber trinket/pencil box with a swivelling lid.  Students will use a mitre saw, measure parts to cut and use abrasives and power tools to finish.  This project is aimed at introducing students to accuracy and making for a function and purpose.