At Widnes Academy, we aim to deliver Design technology in an inspiriting, rigorous and practical way.
We create lessons which cover all aspects of DT such as: food and nutrition, textiles, mechanisms and structures. We encourage children to become innovative and creative designers who design, make and evaluate products which solve real problems.
We want children to develop their confidence by taking risks through drafting, modelling and testing. As a metacognitive school, we want children to be reflective leaners so we encourage children to evaluate their work and also the work of others.
Children are provided with the chance to work both independently and working as part of a team which we hope embed lifelong skills such as independence, co-operation, resilience and collaboration.
We aim to create connections with other subjects such as Mathematics, Science, Computing and Art, to make learning meaningful and long lasting. In DT lessons, children will be inspired by engineers, designers, chefs and architects to enable them to create a range of structures, mechanisms, textiles, electrical systems and food products with a real-life purpose, which we hope to will inspire pupils after school.