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DesignLab Nation CPD Event

All teachers are warmly invited to this year’s DesignLab Nation CPD event with the V&A on Thursday 20th June at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum 4-7pm.

This will include a workshop with Gemma Latham, the lead designer for the DesignLab Nation project in Coventry, who will be focusing on fast prototyping activities and creative ideas you can use in the classroom to support D&T.

We will also be hearing from teachers involved in the programme this year, as well as plans for next year and how your school can get involved. DesignLab Nation is the V&A’s national schools programme to support the next generation of designers, makers and innovators. The initiative brings together Secondary schools with regional museums and practising designers.

Through in-depth design projects, students work on live briefs set by a designer and take inspiration from local design industries and collections from regional museums and the V&A. The programme also provides teachers with training and CPD opportunities to develop innovative ways of teaching design. Also take the opportunity to learn more about the Coventry & Warwickshire STEM teachers’ network.

This group is hosted by cultural venues in the CW10 group* and explores ways to help Secondary STEM teachers develop their skills and knowledge, as well as considering useful ways to share best practice with colleagues. This free CPD event is open to teachers, teaching assistants and trainee teachers specialising in Design and Technology or other STEM subjects.

Please note that light refreshments are included. Early booking is highly recommended, please contact or phone 02476234271 to secure your place.



4.00 - 4.30pm | Arrival, refreshments and viewing of DesignLab Nation displays

4.30 – 5.00pm | Introduction to DesignLab Nation and projects so far

5.00 - 6.30pm | Design Workshop with Gemma Latham

6.30 -7.00pm | Future opportunities and the V&A’s Innovate programme


*The CW10 group consists of the Belgrade Theatre, British Motor Museum Gaydon, Compton Verney, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry City of Culture Trust, Culture Coventry Trust, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Warwick Arts Centre and Warwick Castle

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