Design & Technology Student Views

Children and young people can offer unique perspectives on what it is like to be a student at their school. At Boldon School, we value the views of our students, involving them in decision-making, helping to shape our curriculum, as well as facilitating a sense of empowerment and inclusion.

We have a whole-school commitment to listening to the views, wishes and experiences of all children and young people. It means placing value on what children and young people tell school staff about their experiences. This is of particular importance across each subject area. We try to promote meaningful opportunities to share their experiences, views and hopes about their school. To build a safe environment, better relationships across the whole school community and empower students with the knowledge that what they say is valued and will be listened to and considered.

We are proud to hear their views about our curriculum, teachers and the learning environment we create:

Technology teaches me to be interested in the world and to look at things differently. I have enjoyed learning about the environmental effects of plastic and how it could affect my future.


Year 7

I enjoy Food Technology because it teaches me the importance of different foods and nutrients and how to be healthy. It is also very fun making dishes such as blueberry muffins!


Year 8

Being in the workshop and using all the machines and tools is fun. I like designing and then making the product.


Year 9

The range of different projects we do is fun, I like working with different materials and understanding the theory behind them.


Year 10

Working independently on my project is challenging but enjoyable. It is nice to design something different from everyone else.


Year 11