Art and Design Technology (DT) lessons for Year Five students have been boosted this term, as the nine to ten-year-olds now study the subjects in the school’s specialist workshops.

Working in bubbles, and able to independently access materials and resources from dedicated workstations, the classmates created a seasonal postcard as part of a textile project.

Meanwhile in the spacious DT studio, the cohort successfully completed workshop safety and basic tools handling programmes, to allow them to produce their very own totem pole structures.

DT teacher, Miss Louise Tucker, said:  “The ability to study expressive arts, and access specialist rooms, not only provides inspiration but also allows the youngsters scope to develop transferable skills such as resilience, persistence and creativity.

“It’s also a great chance for our Junior children to learn in a more ‘grown-up’ environment and find out first-hand what Senior Art and DT projects there are to look forward to.”

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