We arrived back safely last night from the Augsburg work experience exchange. Students spent the weekend with host families, enjoying the sights of Munich, Augsburg and Neeuschwanstein. They then spent 4 days in a variety of placements, including primary schools, a book shop, a lawyers’ firm, a charity and a cultural newspaper. They really enjoyed this opportunity to speak German and have become much more confident in their ability to do so. Thank you very much for excusing them from your lessons; they really have benefited enormously.
Both Year 10 and Year 11 D&T groups spent the day visiting both the V&A museum and also the Science museum. Students explored the main collection of fashion and textiles, iconic furniture, architecture and artifacts to help inspire their own designing and understand the history of design. Highlights include the fantastic Mary Quant exhibition. After lunch, we crossed the road to the Science Museum to see how product design has evolved over the past 100 years and consider changing technologies in both engineering and medicine.