A review of the day from our Year 9 students
We really enjoyed the design and technology careers morning as it gave us a fantastic opportunity to learn about the different jobs and professions that taking design and technology can get you to. We had the chance to try out some designs ourselves when we had to design a bag or box and make a model out of paper. We also got to design an outfit, t-shirt and we made repeating patterns by cutting out squares of coloured paper. We found the careers morning very educational and useful as we learned about the variety of careers that are available in design technology and it has helped to influence our GCSE options that we are choosing this January. Our favourite activities were when we got to design an outfit using samples of patterned fabric and when we got to repurpose a disused building into a facility of our choice. We were very grateful for the opportunity that we had and really enjoyed it as it was very helpful.
Emily Man, Farah Forbes-Abdullah and Martha Gant
Comments about the day from staff
It was great and the girls loved it.
The ones I attended were really good. Thank you for organising.
I really enjoyed the presentations on the day which were exciting, interesting and engaging.
The leaders offered so much for the students to think about in terms of their future careers.
I do hope that the students enjoyed the day.
Well done for putting together a very worthwhile day for the students.
It was wonderful to see how much the students seemed to get from the day.
I found that there was a palpable sense of enthusiasm from the groups that I supervised; they seemed to enjoy all three of the tasks for different reasons. I have spoken to other supervising members of staff who confirmed that their groups felt the same way too, and there was a real sense of engagement. Some of the tasks really stretched the students’ creative imaginations and offered them new ways of looking at design in terms of career choices.
It was inspiring to see that!
WELL DONE THERESE FOR THE BRILLIANT TECH MORNING! A huge amount of work and students were really engaged and enjoyed themselves!