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D&T: 87 MPs Demand Inclusion Of Subject In EBacc

MP Michelle Donelan has secured the support of almost 90 MP's for a proposed change to EBacc that would allow schools to class design and technology as a science and offer it as a choice to students.

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The letter and the list of signatories have been sent to the prime minister Theresa May and the education secretary Justine Greening. Due to its importance in today's world, computer science, formally ICT, has now been added to the list of science options within the EBaac and the letter makes the case that the same should apply for design and technology.

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Electro Fashion Day At Nottingham Trent University

Electro Fashion Day At Nottingham Trent University

6 weeks ago Kitronik once again welcomed a group of trainee D & T teachers from Nottingham Trent University to Kitronik HQ. They had come for a basic introduction to the Kitronik Electro Fashion range of products. Following this session their lecturer Sarah Davies set them the task of using the range to design a product that would fit in to the “Health and Wellbeing” category. The exercise  was aimed at getting the students to think how they would set a Key Stage 3 project moving forward... Read more

Robox Update Automaker To V2.01.02

Robox Update Automaker To V2.01.02

Robox update their Automaker software to V2.01.02. As CEL Robox have moved deeper into dual material printing, recent updates to their Automaker software have been geared towards facilitating this.   There have been a number of multi-material related new features and a few days ago they updated Automaker to V2.01.02. This added another new feature for removing the gap between the support material and your part when using a dual material head and a different support material from your part... Read more

The BBC micro:bit Now In Stock

The BBC micro:bit Now In Stock

The BBC micro:bit Now In Stock! It's been well over a month since the BBC micro:bit went onto pre-order so we are very pleased to announce that we have had stock delivered and can now begin to send out customer orders. As fulfilling customer pre-orders is going to be quite a task, we've cleared the offices and got almost everyone into production. This morning we've been assembling and boxing starter packs and later we will be putting together BBC micro:bit with Inventor's Kit and Accessories. BBC... Read more

8 Things You Didn't Know About Perspex Sheets

8 Things You Didn't Know About Perspex Sheets

As Perspex sheets are one of the most popular materials found in Design and Technology departments we thought it would be interesting to share some facts that many people may not know. We've picked 8 things that we think many people won't know about this highly versatile and widely used design material. How many did you know? Perspex Is A Brand Name: Many people don’t realise that Perspex is actually a brand name, though it does seem to have become a generic term for acrylic sheets. Perspex is... Read more

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