Walton D&T projects

created during LOCK-DOWN in may

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

D&T Home Learning Tasks

Charlie Latham Y8

Kicker Ramp

Whilst in lockdown I decided I wanted to build a kicker ramp that I could use my bike, scooter and skateboard on. I looked on YouTube for some ideas.

Miarka Lowndes Y7


In the Easter holiday I decided to make something using wood & nails. I sanded the wood, hammered nails into the board and and used string to make a pattern.

Great walton Bake off

It’s all about a balancing act between time, temperature and ingredients: That’s the art of baking.   Peter Reinhart  

Despite the shortage of flour and sugar during lock-down, our Walton students have had no trouble showing off their baking skills in the kitchen. Here is a selection of their best work.

inspired fashion: Textiles projects

“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” – Ralph Lauren

Pastry heaven

A sponge is quite simple. You weigh ingredients, mix, and put it in the oven. With pastry, you manhandle it, shape it, fold it. You have to be involved with it; there is more jeopardy, more risk. But it’s like making a casserole. There’s a flurry of activity to begin with; then it’s about leaving it to rest. Paul Hollywood

Despite the lack of flour on our supermarket shelves the following students were able to make some tasty pastry treats.

graphic illustration creations

“Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.” – David Carson 

food, religion & Special Diets

Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.” – Winona LaDuke

Y7 have been busy researching a variety of religious food cultures and dietary needs . Here is a few of the best.

Y8 DJ Bar Project

If God is the DJ, then Life is the dance floor; Love is the rhythm and You are the music. 


Y8 have been studying architectural modelling and have made their own DJ Bars using various household items.

Archie Zalepa Y8 DJ Bar

Evie Strachan Y8 DJ Bar

Mikey Partou Y8 DJ BAR

Isabel murphey Y8 DJ BAR

Food for the soul

A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. 

Thomas Keller

A few dishes made at home buy our ‘Food & Nutrition students simply because they enjoy cooking. 


Walton baccalaureate project

Anyone for Eton Mess?

The question, it turns out, isn’t ‘why’ it’s called Eton Mess, but whether it’s actually called ‘Eton Mess’ at all.

The generally-accepted story is that the strawberry, meringue and cream pudding was dropped at an Eton v Harrow cricket match in the late 19th century.
Rather than waste the food, it was simply scooped up off the floor and served, smashed to bits, in individual bowls. Country Life


restaurant Design Project using new CAD program

In the new era of fusion cooking and globe-trotting chefs, what makes or breaks a restaurant is not necessarily the food. It’s the design. After all, it’s the architect’s decision on things like decor, lighting effects, and where to place the kitchen that can mean the difference between an enjoyable dining experience or not. Rockwell

Tamsin Morton Y8

Textiles Project

I had made a cushion to welcome my new rescue cat and as you can see in the background (the red cat cushion), he has adopted it! he also likes to rest his head on it when he sleeps.

I made it out of recycled material (an old hoodie) and he loves the fleecy material.

I am very excited to do Textiles next year.


Y7 Automata designs

Cam toys (aka automata) use hand-powered mechanisms to create cyclical motions that animate a scene. Students design and create cam toy machines with moving objects/characters that symbolize abstract concepts and represent dynamic situations.


Courtenay Robson Y9


Textile Extension Task

This mask cost me nothing to make, I used old unwanted jeans, an old pillowcase, left over interfacing from a previous sewing project and the elastic was taken from an old headband. I really enjoyed making this mask and found the YouTube video very helpful. a great project and so important at this time. 


  1. Wow your creative minds have been totally released during lockdown!! Absolutely amazing designs! Well done everyone! Looking forward to the next blog!

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  2. This is simply stunning; amazing creations and such vision and talent. Congratulations to all, staff and students. Keep safe and well all.
    Robert Powell, Governor.

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  3. Fantastic work by so many talented and enthusiastic students. Well done everyone. You can feel justifiably proud, as I know the School’s D&T Staff will be!

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  4. It is so fantastic to see what students can achieve through practical tasks. It seems that we have some very talented students, who are able to problem solve and generate solutions to tasks. These skills will greatly prepare them for adult life. Well done to all.

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