At Limehurst we employ a ‘thematic’ approach across KS3 to improve continuity and cementing of learning, we believe that this also helps pupils to understand that ADT is intertwined. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make items that solve and respond to real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. A high-quality ADT education should engage, inspire, and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent, and create their own outcomes.
Pupils utilise a range of cross-curricular disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, and computing, alongside developing a range of desirable personal qualities such as team work, critical thinking, time management, and problem solving.
Through the evaluation of past and present practice, pupils develop a critical understanding the impact of ADT on daily life and the wider world. They also develop an understanding of how ADT both reflects, and shapes our history – contributing positively to the culture, creativity and wealth of our existence.