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Design Technology at Bournes Green Junior School gives our children the opportunity to explore real-life scenarios where design has been impactful and necessary. It teaches the children the importance of the thinking process and allows them to expand and refine their ideas individually and collaboratively - improving our power of imagination also. There are many opportunities for the children to create their designs, including smoothie making, fairground attraction building, and creating a model of the digestive system. Our lessons link carefully to other areas of our curriculum and give our pupils hands-on learning to consolidate their understanding. A range of resources and materials are given to our pupils to encourage the improvement of technical skills when handling varying materials and so that the children have autonomy when choosing which materials would best suit their design. This conscientious process, with constant reflection and refinement, teaches our children the important message of improvement and perseverance.