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Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy

'Let your light shine'

Design & Technology

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.


At Parbold Douglas, using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.


Design Technology is taught through both topic lessons and DT project days delivered by a specialist DT teacher (Trans Tech). Projects are planned carefully around the children’s interests, providing opportunities for the development of skills and integration with other subjects.