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Engineering and DT

This subject has an emphasis on Engineering as children are encouraged to think creatively about rapidly changing technologies and how they can influence them.

Blundell’s Prep School has a light, modern, well-resourced DT room, which offers an excellent environment in which the children can be both confident and innovative. The children are offered opportunities to think creatively about our rapidly changing technologies.

Working as individuals and as part of a team, they identify needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing ideas and making products. Through design and technology, the children can become discerning, innovative and informed users of products.

Aims of the DT Department

  • To develop children’s designing and making skills.
  • To develop their knowledge and understanding.
  • To develop the children’s capability to create high quality products through combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding.
  • To nurture creativity and innovation through designing and making.
  • To explore values and attitudes to the made world and how we live and work within it.

Latest News

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Pupil Profile

Blundell’s pupil awarded scholarship to top American University.

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Why is music important?

Music ignites all areas of child development and skills, including intellectual, social, emotional and motor language. It enhances good concentration and develops listening skills so that the child can achieve academically in all areas of the curriculum.

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When Nature Meets Nurture: Outdoor Learning at Blundell’s Prep

The children cannot wait to put on their Wellington boots to get outside to ‘play’ each week, but what are the benefits of this ‘Forest School fad’?! Is there really any value in climbing trees, lighting fires and creating mud pies?! Where is the learning?!

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Food Technology – the most cross-curricular of all the subjects!

Ask any child at Blundell’s Prep what their favourite lesson is and invariably Food Technology is at the top of the rankings.

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Blundell’s Adventure, Leadership and Service Award (BALSA)

BALSA – is a programme that has been developed here over the years, and is one that continues to evolve, which really challenges our older children to them learn about themselves and discover the beauty in helping others.

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Why is Engineering an important part of the curriculum?

Engineering and understanding new technologies are key parts of modern life and so it follows that they should feature within the curriculum.

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One Day Event

Congratulations to all the equestrian riders that took part in the Blundell’s One Day Event (ODE) this year. The ODE is aimed at South West Schools teams and individuals.

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Tatler Schools Guide

‘Blundell’s is the archetypal all-rounder, and it certainly isn’t lacking in spirit.’ ‘Pupils feel supported and stimulated’

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