Students are introduced to Design & Technology with a variety of projects which enable them to develop a wide range of understanding, skills and processes. We grab their attention from their very first lesson by throwing them in at the deep end. Under close supervision they use tools and equipment which are more than likely very new to them. This approach engages students from the outset and builds their confidence in using small hand tools right though to large pieces of machinery. They are familiarised with the design process through design and make projects and focused practical tasks. Skills of enquiry are developed as along with design and communication skills.