Designed and Made in Britain...? Campaign Launches at the RSA
Published 3rd December 2015
If we are to preserve D&T as a subject in school and our world lead, for the benefit of future generations of young people, immediate and co-ordinated action is required by Government, employers in design and technology-related industries and the D&T Community itself.
There is a shortage of qualified teachers; government accountability measures prioritise other subjects; teachers cannot access CPD; and GCSE numbers are declining.
Government, Awarding Organisations, Ofqual, employers, the D&T community and the D&T Association all have roles to play. What are they?
Take a look at comments and quotes from an extensive list of Designed and Made in Britain…? supporters
For more information and to support the campaign please:
- Visit the campaign section of the website
- Sign the petition and encourage colleagues and friends contacts to do the same
- Follow join our facebook group
- Twitter - @DTassoc #DTcampaign #designordecline, #designedandmadeinbritain #GCSE #manufacture #engineering
- Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download the campaign booklet to find out more
The Launch Event
The event was introduced by Joe Hallgarten, Head of Education, RSA. Richard Green, Chief Executive, D&T Association then introduced ‘Design or Decline?’ video to highlight key aspects of the campaign -
A Panel discussion commenced chaired by Max McMurdo – designer, upcycler and TV presenter; panellists:
- Dick Powell – founder Seymourpowell
- Will Butler-Adams – CEO, Brompton Bikes
- Dinah Casson – founder Casson Mann and RSA Royal Designer for Industry,
- Rhys Morgan – Director of Engineering Education, Royal Academy of Engineering
- David Anderson – Headteacher, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School
Please offer continued support to Bacc for the Future, the campaign to reform the Ebacc and help save creativity in schools run by the Incorporated Society of Musicians. This campaign is fully supported by the D&T Association.Back to News