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GCSE D&T Students, creating and modelling their paper garments

Below are pictures from GCSE Design and Technology students in years 9 and 10, creating and modelling garments that they had constructed out of paper. The learning objectives of the sessions were for the students to quickly learn about the qualities of paper, opening up discussion about the performance characteristics of the material they were using. Working in teams, they learnt the importance of making prototypes, and they discovered the ability to quickly amend their design ideas if their initial ideas weren’t working the way they had planned, without wasting expensive material. They also learnt about garment shaping, including pleating and adding darts, to ensure a garment fits around the torso.

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