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Design and Tecnhology Association (DATA)

On Monday 1 October, Year 12 D&T Fashion & Textiles A level students joined students from five other schools to attend an event at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, organised by the Design & Technology Association (DATA). 

They had been invited by the association to display and discuss the type of products they develop and manufacture, with a particular emphasis on innovation and forward-thinking design. Coinciding with the Conservative Party Conference, the event was attended by a wide range of influential leaders from the government and industry. 

It gave the students the opportunity to showcase a range of their own garments as well as products manufactured by past students. All products were original and had been innovatively designed. They also took with them a range of LED lights, switches and other electronic components which they attached and assembled into textiles products with amazing results. In the afternoon, the panel discussion included reference to the innovative products made by the students at EHS; in particular, the girls were praised for their mature attitudes and the intelligent conversation they took part in during the day. 

Our girls were proud to play a part in promoting the importance of Design and Technology as part of the curriculum in schools, and thoroughly enjoyed the event. 

 

Aims

The event provided EHS students the opportunity to showcase a range of their own garments as well as products manufactured by past students. All products were original and had been innovatively designed. They also took with them a range of LED lights, switches and other electronic components which they attached and assembled into textiles products with amazing results. In the afternoon, the panel discussion included reference to the innovative products made by the students at EHS; in particular, the girls were praised for their mature attitudes and the intelligent conversation they took part in during the day. 

Our girls were proud to play a part in promoting the importance of Design and Technology as part of the curriculum in schools, and thoroughly enjoyed the event. 

Pupils enjoyed looking at other collaborating schools work.

 

Background

On Monday 1 October, Year 12 D&T Fashion & Textiles A level students joined students from five other schools to attend an event at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, organised by the Design & Technology Association (DATA). This was the first time we had been involved in this partnership opportunity.

They had been invited by the association to display and discuss the type of products they develop and manufacture, with a particular emphasis on innovation and forward-thinking design. Coinciding with the Conservative Party Conference, the event was attended by a wide range of influential leaders from the government and industry. 

It gave the students the opportunity to showcase a range of their own garments as well as products manufactured by past students. All products were original and had been innovatively designed. They also took with them a range of LED lights, switches and other electronic components which they attached and assembled into textiles products with amazing results. In the afternoon, the panel discussion included reference to the innovative products made by the students at EHS; in particular, the girls were praised for their mature attitudes and the intelligent conversation they took part in during the day. 

Our girls were proud to play a part in promoting the importance of Design and Technology as part of the curriculum in schools, and thoroughly enjoyed the event. 

 

Resources

Our girls were proud to play a part in promoting the importance of Design and Technology as part of the curriculum in schools, and thoroughly enjoyed the event. 

EHS covered all the costs of attending the event.EHS provided the accompanying members of staff.

 

Impact

 

Our girls were proud to play a part in promoting the importance of Design and Technology as part of the curriculum in schools, and thoroughly enjoyed the event

We hope this will become an annual event for EHS and the invited other state schools.

 

Pupil Involvement

Our 5 Year 13 D and T students were proud to play a part in promoting the importance of Design and Technology as part of the curriculum in schools, and thoroughly enjoyed the event

We hope this will become an annual event for EHS and the invited other state schools.

 

Frequency

We hope this will become an annual event and hope to be invited and have the same recognition, success and collaboration with neighbouring state schools involved in the invitation,