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Design & Technology

Hands-on experience and practical applications give pupils an understanding of the world around them and foster a natural curiosity for products, processes and design. They develop problem solving skills through practical experience and create solutions, building confidence and an appetite for challenge!

Pupils undertake a number of practical 'design and make' challenges, encouraging them to think independently, work safely, create products of high quality and demonstrate individual creative flair.  From Year 3 specialist staff teach pupils how to approach a design problem by analysing, researching, designing for a specific need and evaluating the process throughout. Pupils gain knowledge of a wide range of material and ingredient properties and manufacturing techniques and processes, including computer aided design and applications. Throughout the year pupils have the opportunity to produce practical outcomes using a variety of materials and ingredients to produce food-based products and 3D workshop produced outcomes.

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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