Leisure and Lifestyle Technology

The Design of Modern Life

Subject Description

This course will be taught by Design and Technology teachers.

This subject is an applied and hands-on technology course that will see students research, designing and manufacturing products based on their recreational and lifestyle choices.

There will be a Project Based Learning structure to the course but all Individuals will take home their own product.

Divided into two units,  boys will be working in groups based on their area of interest.

Both units will culminate in a “Lifestyle and Leisure Fair” where they will market their product to the group and the wider Newington Community.

Areas of Study

  • Sports Equipment

Students will manufacture a piece of equipment based on an area of interest. Examples may include skateboards, surfboard, skimboards, cricket bats, dartboards etc.

  • Outdoor Living

Students will explore outdoor entertaining and will potentially be linked into our Service Learning opportunities. Boys will work collaboratively to produce products such as bbq’s, outdoor lounges and flat pack furniture using the overhead router.

Modes of Assessment

  • Mind manager
  • Inspiration
  • Project management
  • Production
  • Exhibition

Links to the Broader Curriculum

  • Critical Thinking
  • Design Thinking and Technologies
  • History
  • Hospitality