The Textiles department is included as a foundation subject within the Riverston Curriculum for Key Stage 3 pupils. The aims of Textiles are consistent with our school philosophy and take advice from examination boards and the Department for Education. The study of Textiles at Riverston provides the following:

  • A broad range of practical skills, techniques and equipment, and how to use them to develop, plan and make garments
  • Learn how to plan and carry out a broad range of practical making tasks safely
  • Cover the characteristics of a broad range of sewing/garment making skills
  • Foster the individual child’s creative ability and develop the technical skills necessary to bring them to their full potential
  • Help children explore the world at first hand using all their senses and experimentation and so gain knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live
  • Develop confidence, value and pleasure in Textiles
  • Develop children’s aesthetic awareness and enable them to make informed judgements about Textiles
  • Be used to expressing their own ideas and designs
  • Develop children’s design capability
  • Develop children’s ability to value the contribution made by other designers/garment makers and respond critically and imaginatively to ideas, images and designs of many kinds and from many cultures.
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