Our first activity pack included many different tasks and ran for the duration of the first three weeks of lock down. We looked at the textile manufacturing industry and students were asked to research different designers and design styles.

We included a variety of tasks that students could choose to do in the order that suited them. Some students found certain areas of study difficult but many excelled. The variety of different tasks ensured that every student was able to find something they could complete and something which they enjoyed.

The final task of the project was to design a jacket based on the inspiration of one of the designers researched. It is very important for students to have knowledge regarding the many genres of design and the stages of design history.

One student, in particular, excelled at this, showing a clear talent for design. She made an excellent effort with both her design ideas and her research final presentation.

P Downie