Design and Technology
The teaching of D&T at Lanesborough seeks to develop boys’ skills and knowledge in design, structures, mechanisms and electrical control. Boys do this through the investigation and use of a range of materials, including wood, plastic, metal, textiles and food. D&T fosters their creativity and encourages them to think about important issues such as the need for recycling and the significance of good product design. It brings learning to life and is a motivating context for the other curriculum subjects they study. D&T at Lanesborough provides a firm basis for future study of D&T when the boys move onto other schools.
There are three core activities with which our boys engage in design and technology at Lanesborough:
- Activities which involve investigating and evaluating existing products
- Focused practical tasks in which they develop particular aspects of knowledge and skills
- Designing and making activities in which the boys produce 'something' for 'somebody' for a specific ‘purpose'
These three activities are combined in sequence to create a D&T project.