Design Technology And Manufacturing

We live in a changing world that is constantly evolving with new technologies emerging almost on a daily basis. Creativity is at the heart of teaching young people the skills that will enable them to apply emerging advanced technologies in new and interesting ways.

Art, Design & Technology at Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory school exists to develop young children’s skills and knowledge in art, design, structures, mechanisms, electrical control and a range of materials, utilising modern technologies. Art, Design & Technology here strives to nurture the children's creativity and encourages them to think about important local, national and global issues. Children have opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products.

Art, Design & Technology is about providing opportunities for children to develop their capabilities. Combining their design and making skills with knowledge and understanding they should learn to create quality products of worth and value. Design & Technology brings learning to life. It is a motivating context for discovery, and further discovering literacy, mathematics, science, and ICT.

When learning is fun, children relax and gain more from the experience. The subject of Art, Design and Technology is taught with emphasis on fun and exploration of form and function of products, in a hands–on, learn by doing way. Design & Technology at Casterton Sedbergh Prep School fosters a platform for exploration without fear of failure and the opportunity to take risks. Design & Technology has scope to offer significant challenge to push the most able learners to think about the ‘wider context’ of their creations and the impact design decisions can have on the wider world, including how design influences society.

Art, Design andTtechnology strives to equip the children of Casterton Sedbergh Prep School with an appreciation or love of what Art, Design or Technology can be and a thirst to learn more.