It is with a heavy heart that I took these pictures of what was the workshop at LJMU.
At our peak we had 45 PGCE students and a 3 year KS2/3 course with 18 to 20 on each year. With more than 100 D&T students on campus the workshop was a well-used resource. Now with the closure of the undergraduate route, and only 7 to 14 PGDE students each year, the workshop became an easy target for ‘redevelopment’. What’s left are the memories of ambitious and highly creative project work, laughter and tears along with the faces of many individuals who developed the potential to make a difference to the school life of hundreds of pupils
Design and Technology will still continue as a subject at LJMU but the national climate, local context and personal motivations have all changed. Let’s hope that in the future pupils will still get some opportunity to see in 3 dimensions the result of their own decision making and develop at least some critical faculties to face our technological world.