ithin Design & Technology we run a number of activities and trips.   These include the ‘New Designers’ exhibition in the summer for our year 11 and 12 students, where they can see work from graduates at universities all over the country.  We also visit the Design Museum and Vitra to look at design and explore how products are designed to meet various consumer needs.

As part of our aim to explore the work of past designers and products we also look to the Victoria & Albert museum to inspire creativity within our young designers. 
Looking at design in a wider context we offer our A-Level students the opportunity to visit Disneyland Paris to take part in a series of workshops run by study experiences.  In these workshops students can find out how the Disney team create a brand identity across all of their commercial goods as well as find out how technology is used in the attractions; everything from the mechanisms in the machines, to materials for the costumes and floats.

For Key Stage 4 Textiles students there is the annual ‘Clothes Show Live’ at the NEC in Birmingham.  Fun fashion for all.