25th February 2021

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This week’s free resource downloads

The ‘introduction to textiles fibres’ page is the latest to be updated on the website. It now includes 5 free downloads, all following a similar theme to the ones released in previous weeks on timbers, metals, polymers and paper and board. There will be a second set of textiles related resources next week looking in more detail at textiles fabric construction. The resources are aimed at KS3 and the core content of the D&T GSE but might also be suitable for other qualifications. 

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  • Link to the DfE confirmation that GCSE & A level results will be teacher assessed grades
  • Article about how the pandemic has impacted on the shortage of cardboard because of the increase in online shopping, along with the lack of waste materials from offices and shops that would normally be used for recycled cardboard, plus the impact of Brexit on supply chains. The article considers innovative alternatives, as well as thoughts on how sustainable cardboard actually is. 
  • Video on Fairtrade footballs that's a great introduction to Fairtrade Fortnight.
  • The Nendo key which is a great way to introduce students to rethinking the design of common objects.
  • Bottletop, a luxury UK sustainable fashion brand that uses up cycled bottle tops and metal ring pulls to create chain mail fabric which is combined with sustainable leather and textiles and made into bags, accessories and jewellery. 

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