Design Technology for Children

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Long hair must be tied back and closed shoes (eg not sandals) must be worn for all DT sessions.

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DT Sessions for Home Educators

Welcome to CJDT


CJDT runs a wide range of Design Technology projects from woodwork to electronics.  All projects are in line with the National Curriculum, but can also be tailored to your specific needs.


Projects run over a period of several weekly sessions, which are booked as a set of private lessons for a group of up to to 4 children at a time, delivered from Cuxton in our Homeschool room.  

DT Sessions for Parents

Do you like the idea of doing DT/Woodwork at home with your child/children, but are not sure where to start?  Then come to one of CJDT's evenings just for parents and see how you too could start doing DT at home.

Next Parents Evening DT Course:


Basic Woodwork 


  • What tools to start with and how to use them

  • Ways of joining wood

  • Simple projects to get started with at home


Suitable for - all parents with children KS1 - KS3


Price - £8                                              

Date - To be announced                                      

Time - 7.30pm - 9pm


Please register your interest through the Contact page

if you wish to be informed when a date is set.

DT covers several areas such as:


Structures, Mechanisms, Energy, Graphics, Woodwork, Plastics, Metal work, Mouldable Materials, Food, Textiles, Electricity and Systems & Control


A definition of what Design Technology is as written on


"Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation."

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