Design and Technology

Using the theme of ‘Wheels’, the students could create a mood board showing ‘wheelchairs through time’.

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The images in the Wheelpower section and sports wheelchairs  section provide good source material for comparing and contrasting wheelchair technology and design. The students should also carry out further research of their own.

Older, more able students and those taking GCSE Design and Technology courses could design a prototype for a really cool wheelchair for disabled teenagers.  They should include draft designs, diagrams with annotations and notes on the best types of materials to use e.g. for a young Paralympian preparing for the Games.

The Get Set+ practical learning programme includes creative STEM challenges inspired by the Games, including projects focused particularly on the Paralympic Games.  To find out more go to

This page was added on 01/11/2011.

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