10th March 2019

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These resources can be used by anyone but delegates attending most of the courses we're running in the spring & summer term will find them particularly useful to compliment other resources given away on the day. This includes our “
Exam Success: How to Make Learning Stick in D&T’ courses taking place in  Liverpool on 13th June, Nottingham on 18th June and central London 2nd July. This course includes revision, as well as support for longer term curriculum planning. 

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Delegates attending our D&T Roadshows receive 50 #ThinkDo cards along with other freebies. The next ones are Ipswich Wed 8th May, Gillingham in Dorset Thurs 6th June, Liverpool Sat 15th June & Bournemouth Sat 13th July.

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  • Red Nose Day is coming up next week which is a great starting point for thinking about a range of design contexts. Comic Relief’s mission is for a world free from poverty, whether it be at home in the UK or somewhere else in the world. This fits in with the Global Goals for Sustainable Development where ’No Poverty’ is identified as the top priority. Both the Comic Relief website and the Global Goals one have some useful resources to prompt thinking about design within this context. On a different note Comic Relief is famous for its red nose designs & this could be a nice, quick design activity investigating old ones and thinking about a new design. This video has the history of red noses up to 2017 that’s a useful starting point. 
  • PG Online have a useful free to download set of editable resources that are suitable for options talks for D&T GCSE - they might be worth a look either to use as they are or to adapt to meet your own needs. 
  • We can’t find a better quality version of the image but the diagram at this link showing the use of composite materials in the Airbus A380. It might be particularly useful to show that textiles is about so much more than making garments and that textiles materials also include technical engineering materials such as composites.
  • Vegan sneakers made from pressed hay applied to a base fabric, cork insole, rubber outer soles and suede made from recycled PET bottles . Nat-2, the German company who design and make the sneakers also do a range of other sustainable footwear that is worth looking at, including fabrics made from waste milk, coffee beans, mushrooms, stone and fish leather. 

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