On Thursday 2nd and 9th November, the Design & Technology faculty took a total of 89 students from Year 9 and 10 to visit The Design Museum in London. This trip enabled students to view the permanent exhibits and the first major UK exhibition to map the design evolution of the skateboard from the 1950s to today – a story of design, performance and communities progressing together.
Students were free to explore and see how everyday products have evolved through time at the Designer Maker User exhibit which included 1000 items from the 20th and 21st century. There was a broad range of design disciplines for students to see, from architecture and engineering to the digital world, fashion and graphics. This visit gave students a better insight into the importance of Design and Technology and how it is part of our everyday life from the clothes we wear to the way we travel, work and rest.
We hope students will be inspired to take this experience and use it to help with decisions of the future. A fantastic day was had by all and students were beautifully behaved, with one member of the public stopping to tell us what a lovely group of young people they were. We are very proud of you.