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Mission Statement

The Design and Technology team delivers a challenging, dynamic, broad and engaging curriculum. We ensure that pupils are creatively inspired, ready for the future and will contribute to society. We are supportive of our pupils, each other and believe in strong collaboration with in the wider community of our school. We are a progressive and resourceful department that aims to keep up with cutting edge developments in technology.

The department teaches pupils how to create, become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable. Together we can create the world’s problem solvers and inventors of the future.

Kirklees College Young Chef of the Year 2017: Show Stopper Challenge

Kirklees College Hospitality department invited 'budding chefs' (from years 9, 10 and 11) from schools in Kirklees to take part in the 'Show Stopper Challenge'.

  • The first round was a technical challenge where the contestants made red velvet cupcakes with limited instructions, based on the BBC Great British Bake Off show.
  • Finally, the contestants had two hours to create and serve 4 portions of a restaurant style plated dessert and sweet sauce of their choice.
  • Entries were judged on taste, appearance, originality, seasonality, cost, use of local produce, working practices and cleanliness

Three students from SNHS were successful in the heats and won a place in the final; Amelia Garbutt in year 9, Alina Shukat and Chloe Sykes in year 10.

All three girls did extremely well and made some amazing products. We are extremely proud to announce that Amelia Garbutt achieved first place with her crème brûlée with raspberry coulis and a tuile stack!

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Honley Show 2016

The Design and Technology department would like to pass on their congratulations to the Year 11 students who submitted their work to the Honley Show this year. Once again the students excelled in their areas and we had a number of winners.

Congratulations to:

  • Katie Scholefield, who won a first prize for her wall hanging based on a Moroccan theme – she gathered research from her school trip to Morocco to inspire her
  • Genevieve Durrans, who won first prize for her child’s dress based on Nature and was commended on the quality of her product
  • Freya Priestly, who won first prize for her electronics project a metronome based product to help with her music
  • Aaisha Sharif, who won second prize for her electronics project which was a board game based product incorporating electronic dice and forfeit
  • Luke Taylor, who won third prize for his electronics project which was based on an F1 Start Gate.

Read more: Honley Show 2016

Technology Days

Image01For this year’s Technology Days, Year 9 students took part in a range of design and technology activities organised and run by the Technology Department with special thanks to Ms. Evans and Steve Cooper.

Students took part in a range of activities which included:Image03

  • Polyfusion in Textiles
  • Working with recycled plastic to produce their own fabric to design and make products with
  • Muffin batch production in Food Technology using a range of interesting ingredients and flavours
  • Apprentice style Resistant MaterialsImage02
  • Working in teams to design the most commercially viable products
  • Hovercraft development in Engineering
  • Innovative design in Graphics working with Graphic Designer Steve Cooper and circuit design in Electronics.

Image04The days allow students to experience a new side to design and technology in preparation for the start of the GCSE’s.Image05

All the activities are designed to push the creativity and independence of students and give the students a feel for the possibilities within the subject.

The Design & Technology department would like to thank the Year 9 students for their efforts and enthusiasm throughout the 2 days. They worked creatively and as a result designed and produced some excellent quality products that they should all be proud of.

Senior Citizen’s Tea Party

Year 7 and 10 food technology pupils worked hard to create a brilliant banquet serving a high quality afternoon tea to senior citizens of the local community. Run by Mrs Roby, Miss Whitworth and Mr Davies, the tea party has been an important annual opportunity for the school and our pupils to give back to the community and this year was no exception.

This year the event also celebrated the Ninetieth Birthday of our Queen.

Mrs Roby, Miss Whitworth, Miss Brier and Miss Clayton worked with their very talented Key Stage 4 pupils to cater for the event with sandwiches, pastries, cakes and scones for our guests  to enjoy. Year 10 pupils also volunteered to act as hosts for the afternoon and displayed fantastic kindness and consideration to our guests.TeaParty2

Our brilliant Boys Choir and Glee Choir provided excellent musical entertainment for our guests and there were also solo performances. Our Senior Citizens had a thoroughly great time. We now look forward to next year’s event.

The Year 10 girls in the picture are from left to right- Ramatya Farhan, Magenta Kitson-Perfitt and Manaal Ali

Kirklees College Young Chef of the Year 2016: Show Stopper Challenge

Kirklees College Hospitality department invited 'budding chefs' from schools in Kirklees to take part in the ‘Show Stopper Challenge’.

  • The students had two hours to create four portions of a show stopper dessert and sweet sauce.
  • Entries were judged on taste, appearance, originality, seasonality, cost, use of local produce, working practices and cleanliness

Image03image01Two students from SNHS were successful in the heats and won a place in the final.

The final round of the competition took place on Tuesday 21st June.

We are extremely proud to announce that Rachael Rushworth achieved first place with her Ginger Sponge with vanilla cheesecake filling, caramelised pears and salted caramel topping.Image02

Zak Norton-Podmore came second with his Rhubarb sponge and crème anglaise.

Deadlines for Textiles Technology

Deadlines for Textiles Technology

 

11th December 2015 - All research and development of design proposal pages due.


12th February 2016 - Final Products due with manufacturing pages completed (prototype planning, product specification, industrial application)


24th March 2016 - Final Deadline. All folder work and products must be handed in on this date for GCSE assessment.

 

Knitting & Stitching Show

On 26th November 34 Textiles technology students, Mrs McNally, Miss Lambert and Miss Whitworth enjoyed experiencing a range of exhibits, galleries and stalls at the Knitting & Stitch Show at the International Halls in Harrogate.

Image03The students browsed through the Halls to experience the range of Textile experiences that are available from around the country. There were nearly 200 workshops, stalls and exhibitors on offer at the Harrogate show and students had the opportunity to learn to knit, crochet, sew, and quilt and more, or brush up on the skills they already have. There's no other knitting show like it!

Along with workshops students had to opportunity to stock up on their craft and textile supplies and explore a number of Textile exhibits displayed by Textile graduates and craft groups.

Students behaved impeccably and the staff would like to thank them for making it such an enjoyable trip.

Click here to view more photos from the Knitting & Stiching Show 2015

BBC Good Food Show

IMG 4365On 27th November 36 food technology students, Miss Cordingley, Mrs Roby and Miss Whitworth enjoyed a feast of festive culinary delights at the good food show at the NEC Birmingham.

They browsed, sampled and shopped at hundreds of exhibits, sampling Interview Stagefoods from around the world and watched hundreds of demonstrations including past winners from The Great British Bake Off.

Pupils were captivated watching Mary Berry's live interview, before watching the highlight of the trip Paul Hollywood cooking live in the super theatre.

TheatreCourtney Wilkinson was awarded a wooden spoon for a winning Foodshowsmile signed by the famous Paul and Mrs Roby won a nutritional blender in a 'dance off' against other Food Technology Teachers!

Students behaved impeccably, the staff would like to thank them for making it such an enjoyable trip.

  

Honley Show

 A FLURRY OF FIRSTS!

The Design and Technology department are thrilled to be celebrating a year of incredible success at this year’s Honley Show which took place on Saturday 13th June in a picturesque setting just a couple of miles outside of Honley village.

image01As a department, we could not be more proud of our hard workingimage02 pupils and the incredible GCSE work they have produced. The quality and creativity of this work was acknowledged when three of our entries won their categories at this year’s Honley Show. Edward Penrose-Bottom won his prize for his outstanding electronic metronome and Bethany Gallagher won her category with her fantastic interactive educational textile book.  In addition to winning image06her category with her beautifully embellished theatrical gown, Beth Brooks also won the overall prize for best in show (Children’s Category), bringing the Honley Show shield back to Salendine Nook for an incredible seventh time.

 

 

Read more: Honley Show

Heat 2 of the Kirklees Young Chef of the Year

Salendine Nook High School entered 3 students in Heat 2 of the Kirklees Young Chef of the Year competition. Jasmin Eastwood made a Peach and Raspberry Crumble with Peach Sauce. Hafsa Mukhtar made an indulgent Chocolate dessert. Courtney made a Pastry case filled with Lemon and Orange Curd, topped with Meringue. It was served with a Strawberry Sauce and Fresh Strawberries.

All 3 students were incredible and we are very proud of their efforts. Jasmin has been awarded a place in the finals! Well Done!

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 Jasmin Eastwood is pictured below with her scrumptious Fruit Crumble and a Peach Sauce.

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