20th October 2029

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Our Blog & Free Resources are Taking a Week Off!

Our free resources and D&T blog will be taking a week off so there will be no new TechDoodles, #ThinkDo cards or D&T blog next week but everything will start back again as normal from 29th October. In the meantime if you are looking for resources don’t forget to scroll through old blogs or to look in the Let’s Learn section. 

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  • Something for over half term if you are in the Poole area and interested in manufacturing processes linked to polymers. The ‘Output’ exhibition at the Museum of Design in Plastics located on the Arts University Bournemouth campus is on until 13 March 2020 (check the website as it’s not open all the time). The website also has some great animations of manufacturing processes along with other useful resources.
  • Another half term visit might be to the Design Museum's new exhibition 'Moving to Mars' opens this week with lots design challenges for life that is very different to the one we know on earth.
  • We’ve mentioned before some of the comments and work of Dr Mark Liu who is a fashion & textile designer who promotes the importance of STEM alongside traditional fashion & textiles technologies. This article is useful if you are looking for something to help you show why maths & science are an important part of fashion & textiles as a creative subject. His website is also worth a look. 
  • Many of the packaging ideas in this article have been mentioned before but it’s useful to have them all in one place. Might be useful as a discussion prompt or as a starting point for a research based homework. 

Product in a Tin Competition

Why not use our Product in a Tin competition as a module of work, homework, mock NEA or after school club? The prizes are fabulous for both the winning student and their school.  Get more information and resources to get you started.

Looking for CPD for your department?

Did you know the courses we run on behalf of the National STEM Learning Centre in York are bursary funded? The bursary pays for most of the course fee and accommodation and anyone from a state schools and academy can apply for one (so any school apart from fee paying ones). Most of our STEM Centre courses are 2 days long, and although this doesn’t suit everyone, especially as one of the days is usually a Saturday, it does give you a chance to fully immerse yourself in D&T and do things you don’t get time to do in school. The Developing Knowledge & Practical Skills for D&T GCSE is just one example of the bursary funded courses we have coming up in November. Look out for the ‘bursary funding’ label in the course calendar below for other up and coming courses. 


Bursary funded CPD courses this Autumn 

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Our other courses 
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