Design & Technology

Beyond the classroom

Run by our year 9 ambassadors for year 7, Textiles club is a fun way to spend lunch times, working on a variety of projects, developing skills. 
We also run ‘DT Do It Better Club’ to encourage students to improve their work to the highest possible standard. The club is also there for students who aren’t sure how to complete their homework, or were absent when it was set.
Sustainability club is an option for our year 7&8 students looking at ways we can be more sustainable within design in general but also within the school! 


For A level, students visit the Victoria and Albert Museum fashion collection, and any relevant exhibitions on in London during the year. We have recently enjoyed visits to CSM degree shows and hope to make more of these visits in the future. Our students found it very aspirational. 

At KS3 visits are dependent on the projects and this varies from year to year. When designing and making windmills we have visited the Wimbledon Windmill museum, when designing and making toy boats we have visited City University to sail the boats in their indoor canal. Visits to the Design Museum in the future would be brilliant to support our Design Ventura competition entries. 

During activities week the D&T department run a Food and Fashion trip Florence! As part of the trip we visited lots of fashion exhibitions, learned how to make pizza and pasta in an Italian restaurant and immersed ourselves in the Italian culture. 




Wherever possible we enter students in to Design competitions. All of year 9 took part in the National Design Ventura Competition this year, run by the Design Museum. This was a great opportunity for them to work to a real design brief and attempt to solve contextual challenges. All students receive a certificate of participation and the lucky winners get their design made and sold in the Design Museum shop! 
Year 7&8 students can take part in the EEP Tomorrow’s Engineers Lego Robotics competition This involves programming Lego buggies to undertake different missions. An excellent opportunity for anyone interested in coding and robotics, visit the D&T department to register your interest in next years competition. 

Sixth formers are also encouraged to enter their controlled assessment designs in to a nationwide Fashion competition such as Wool for Schools. 


The Design and Technology department actively promote STEM learning and careers at Lady Margaret School. Current projects include:
•    Five year 9 students took part in Engineering Master Classes at the Royal Institute.
•    The EEP Tomorrow’s Engineers Robotics Challenge and First Lego League.
•    To celebrate Women in Engineering Day, 30 year 9 DT students visited the London Transport Museum in June to find out more about careers in Engineering.
•    Visiting speakers from the London STEMNET Ambassadors scheme visited LMS to give talks about STEM related careers.
•    The whole of year 9 taking part in the 'Go 4 SET' STEM Challenge.




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