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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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Devizes to Westminster 2022

This Easter, three crews from the Blundell’s Kayak Racing Squad were able to take part in the world famous Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

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Two pupils awarded the Blundell’s White Blazer

White blazers are awarded to pupils who achieve Full Colours in three areas of the school.

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Sensory story time at Tiverton Library

Our Head of Pre-Prep Mrs Clifford shares a sensory story time for the community.

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The Exeter Chiefs England Rugby Academy

Congratulations to Dan, Ben and Will who have been selected for the Exeter Chiefs DPP U18 Academy Programme. It's great to see our strong connections with Exeter Chiefs continue.

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Exeter Cathedral Carol Service

The carol service in Exeter Cathedral is always one of the highlights of the school calendar and this year certainly did not disappoint.

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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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