Inspired by Laura Kohler’s D&T club at St John’s College School and Paula Briggs Making Club at Bourn Primary Academy, I have set about offering year 3 & 4 pupils at my youngest daughter’s school Milton Road Primary School, a chance to work with me to establish a ‘D&T and Making Club‘ there.
My objective is very simple: to create making opportunities and facilitate a safe, studio environment for children to explore materials and tools at school.
At D&T and Making Club, children are encouraged to experiment, think and engineer creative solutions by working on simple projects, with individual and independently generated outcomes.
We are hoping that by sharing stories of how we set up clubs and workshops, that others will be inspired to share their own how and why stories, or be inspired to set up workshops of their own.
Look at Paula’s Friday Club for more inspiration.