Design & Technology
There is no limit to a child's creativity and at West Hill Park we are constantly evolving the Design Technology Department to help children express themselves.
We are lucky enough to work in a large open-plan workshop in a converted barn next to the art studio. The workshop is equipped to facilitate manual, power and computer-aided techniques for the cutting, shaping, joining and finishing of a wide range of materials and to suit virtually any design solution. The children have opportunities to work independently with wood, plastic, fabric and metal (using cold treatments such as scrolling, rolling, punching and bending as well as hot treatments including MIG welding and casting). Situated above the workshop is another classroom where the children are set ambitious projects using electronics, computer-aided design and laser manufacturing as well as a sewing and dressmaking area.