In Class 2 the children in D & T have been learning about textile design. As part of their ‘Dentrepreneurs’ social enterprise slant on D&T, they have been making sensory blankets for use by residents in nursing homes.
Wherever possible we try to bring the curriculum to life in ways that connect to our local community and also that help to raise pupil aspirations. Our visitor this week certainly did that.
Most pupils know Angela Smith, as she lives in Dent and has her own design business. But perhaps not all of them knew that Ang spent years living in Hong Kong, where she was lead designer for a textiles manufacturing company! Ang shared her portfolio with the children and talked to them about some of the key ideas when it comes to working in Design. She really was an inspiring visitor!