CDT is one of the most popular subjects with the boys. It’s hands-on and very varied and whether or not you are creative or practical it doesn’t matter - CDT is enjoyed by all. When you are next at Abingdon Prep take a look at our CDT room, every child will have work on display - displays spill out into the corridor - and the range of creations is very impressive indeed.
There are textiles, woodwork and plastics in every shape and form from bird boxes, ipod holders and salad spoons to clocks, jitter pens and model power boats (tested in the swimming pool). There are over 20 projects a year for each year group and all based around a particular skill. Boys learn to use hand and power tools confidently and the projects are cross-curricular with, for example, Viking longboat building supporting the history curriculum.
CDT is part of the academic curriculum as well as the Other Half. There are two Other Half Clubs one giving boys the opportunity to work on their curriculum projects and the second gives boys the opportunity to try something new. Both are extremely popular. There are also workshops run by visiting tutors looking at specific skills such as architectural problem solving.
The boys work can be seen around the school from the design and build of the outside seating for the astro to the suggestion box for boys’ ideas.
See the virtual tour: CDT Room