A FORWARD-FACING, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
An appreciation of modem technology and digital skills are fast becoming the most in demand ‘tools’ in the workforce.
Raising the profile and importance of Technology across the curriculum will allow individual departments to develop their own teaching and learning at both sites. Casterton has already started this process with a redeveloped Engineering curriculum, technology outreach programmes for local children and enhanced equipment for DT&E lessons.
The vision for the Technology Centre based at the Senior School has three core academic departments at its heart: Computer Science, Design and Technology, and Creative Digital Media. A flexible manufacturing hall will take up the majority of the ground floor, with dedicated areas for advanced metalworking, CAD/CAM suites and rapid prototyping, as well as more traditional skills.
On the first floor will be the robotics and coding suites as well as a large collaboration and events space with flexibility to seat a whole year group (around 120 pupils) We want the Technology Centre to be a space for discussion, debate, innovation and learning as well as the hub for the teaching and learning of the critical technologies for the future.