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‘But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.’

 Jeremiah 10:12


Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject that helps to prepare children for the developing world. It encourages children to become independent, creative problem-solvers, as individuals and as part of a team. At St Hilda’s, Design & Technology combines skills, knowledge, concepts and values to enable children to solve real and relevant problems in society. Our high-quality Design and Technology education will give children the opportunity to reflect critically on past and present and develop an understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world, to equip children for tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It supports children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made.


We endeavour to ensure that Design and Technology develops children’s practical skills as well as the understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues.  We want our children to be curious and become innovators, risk takers and courageous advocates and will support their development of critical analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills. Design and Technology will support all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.


Taking into consideration the needs of our children and the context of the community, the aims of Design and Technology in our school are:


  • To develop curiosity, imaginative thinking, practical expertise and confidence in children
  • To foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making
  • To encourage pupils to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world and to inspire future interest in the subject
  • To study the designs and the significance of buildings and technology globally and in our local area.
  • To use ICT software to assist our designing and learning
  • To instil a love of cooking and encourage children to express human creativity as they acquire crucial life skills and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating
  • Contribute positively to society by implementing changes in relation to design technology. 

  • St Hilda's CE (VA) Primary School
  • Whittaker Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 1HA
  • Email:
  • 0161 7986227