Design and Technology
Design Technology is the practice of designing and making something, for someone, for some purpose.
At Godstowe we work in 3 main Design Technology areas - Textiles, Resistant Materials and Cookery. In textiles the girls will explore how different fabrics work and methods for assembling these into a product. We will use a range of machine and hand sewing skills. In resistant materials the girls will explore how wood and plastics can be used to make useful products. They will start inserting electronic systems into their designs. In cookery the girls will cook a range of, predominantly savoury, foods, building on basic cookery skills each year.
During the year the girls will also have the opportunity to use CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture). They will use the software to make templates and designs which can be cut out using a vinyl cutter and 3D printer.
In the Lower School (Form I, Form II and LIII) the girls receive a lesson every week and throughout the year they will work within all three Design Technology areas. In the Upper School the girls spend half the year in Art and half the year in Design Technology. Through these years they tend to focus on only one of the Design Technology disciplines. Girls in the Middle Thirds focus on Resistant Materials, the Upper Thirds and Fourths focus on Textiles.
Towards the end of the school year there is a fabulous Art and Design Exhibition showcasing work from every child in the school from 3-13 years old. During the exhibition there is an annual fashion show in which the girls from the Upper Thirds and Fourths show off their creations made during the year.