Design and Technology 2020 - 2021

Mr Beattie

Welcome to our Design & Technology page.  This was originally asssigned to our Science page but we realised that we do so much, that it deserves it's own place on our website!


Here at St James, we use our Theme work  as the stimulus to develop our design skills. This can range from: working with textiles to create a WWII inspired cusion; to using wood to construct stable bridges that are able to support great forces  in our 'Extreme Weather' topic. 

We also take an active look at our community and ensure that our children learn about how DT is used in nearby industry.  Recent visits to West Lakes Science Park and planned visits to Whitehaven Marina and The Beacon Museum make sure that DT is relevant to their community and is engaging.  Our school has invested heavily in new technology and, where possible, we make connections with Computing, Science and use a range of online design apps to support our work.  

 Please enjoy our galleries of some of our work thus far. 

Files to Download

Design and Technology: Gallery items

Sats No Sats, by Mr Carruthers

Testing magnets, by Mrs Milligan

Contact Us

Please direct all enquiries to Mrs H Maiden at the school office:

Telephone 01946 695311 or email

Headteacher: Mr Andrew Beattie

St James' Church of England Junior School. Wellington Row, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7HG