We are so much surrounded by examples of ‘consumer-led’ or ‘market-led’ design in our everyday lives that it now appears to be a natural and inevitable aspect of our society. We are constantly interacting with an ever increasing range of products that have been designed and manufactured to meet our personal needs, keep us safe and improve our wellbeing. Designers and manufacturing companies are now very conscious of the impact that their new products will have on the environment and pay close attention to issues of sustainability. We all have a part to play in protecting our environment and should be encouraged to consider the six ‘R’s’ of design: ‘rethink, reuse, recycle, repair, reduce, and refuse’, a ‘circular economy’ and a cradle-to-cradle approach with regard to the products we design, manufacture and use.

Learning in design and technology will ensure that children and young people develop their understanding of important themes such as the impact of technology, informed attitudes to technology, sustainability, and social, economic and ethical issues. These will underpin and continually reinforce learning within the subject. It will also help learners to develop their creativity and entrepreneurial skills as well as encouraging them to become innovative and critical designers of the future. These attributes are essential if, in the future, our children and young people are to play a major part in the global economy and embrace technological developments in the 21st century.


 

Department Head

Staff Members


Mr D MvMillan

Mr D McMillan

Mrs J Buchan

Mr M Leishman

Mr G McGuigan

Mr N O’Neill

Mr N Walker

 

Courses

  • Design and Technology
  • Design and Manufacture
  • Graphic Communication