22 November 2017

Design and Technology

Design inspired by buildings: teaching resources

Activities, resources and links to encourage your students to use the buildings and places around them as a source of design inspiration.

A photo of the Deep building in Hull.

Architecture in focus: The Deep

The Deep is an award winning aquatic space, a place where young people can explore the story of the world’s oceans and enjoy the urban public realm.

Fire their enthusiasm

A series of three lessons for Key Stage 3 that investigates what makes an area beautiful and the role that students can play.

Downloadable key stage 3 Design Technology lesson plans

Great resources for your key stage 3 D&T lessons.

Case study: St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, Gateshead

Pupils in Gateshead went on an exciting learning journey through the creation of a 'den' in their school grounds.

Case study: Pewley Down Infant School, Guildford

Pewley Down Infant School, Surrey, used an education grant from CABE to create an 'eco play house' and learn about eco building issues.

Case study: Ercall Wood Technology College, Telford

Shropshire students created a spiritual space at school, learning how to design, cost and fundraise to make their ideas a reality.

Case study: Virtual School for Children in Care, Cornwall

A group of Cornish students, the 'Eco-tects', built their own straw bale shelter, learning new skills and making new friends along the way.

Perspectives on pyramids

Creative design and technology lesson plan by Peter Sears, Assistant Headteacher at Chatham South School.

Make now better

Follow the learning journey of students from Ridgeway School, Dartmoor, as they hatch plans for their new school design

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