In the Technology department, we aim to develop student’s resilience and passion in all of the material areas in Technology, whilst giving them the opportunity to create, innovate, design, make and evaluate a wide range of products and dishes fit for purpose.
In Technology, we believe students should be given the opportunity to explore a range of new and emerging technologies, whilst developing their skills in traditional methods and techniques. We want to create curious individuals, who are socially aware of the changes happening in today’s society, whilst respecting the needs of the current generation.
Technology is a fun, bustling subject, where students have the flexibility and ambition is try something new.
Mrs R Freer Teacher of Technology
I began teaching back in 2008, after completing my training at Edgehill University. After 10 years of teaching, I am pleased to join Penwortham Girls’ CAT department as a Design Technology teacher.
I love teaching Design Technology, I find the variety and opportunities it gives the pupils so exciting. I love to see pupils discover and explore their creative side, whether it be solving a problem, coming up with a new design or manufacturing something that provides the ‘WOW’ factor! And you never know… we might have the next James Dyson or Vivienne Westwood amongst us here at Penwortham Girls’.
My Passion for DT doesn’t just stop at school; I love to design and make items at home ranging from home furnishings to items of clothing for my children, aside from this, outside of school you can usually find me, outside with my family and dogs on an adventure somewhere.
Miss Scott Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition
Hello, I am Miss Scott. As the teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition at PGHS, I hope to inspire, motivate and challenge students to achieve their full potential. I aim to provide opportunities within Food Preparation and Nutrition in the classroom and within extra-curricular activities, contributing to their moral, social and cultural education, as well as their academic achievement.
Prior to completing my PGCE, I worked as a wedding planner and venue stylist. This particular experience and insight into catering and hospitality, allows me to easily convert curriculum tasks into real-life challenges giving purpose to learning. I feel it is important to encourage and inform students of the many careers available to them.
The education of food is very important and I strongly believe it is a vital part of a student’s education. It gives them the power to take control of the food they eat and installs a healthy lifestyle that will last their lifetime.
I am on a mission to get the students at PGHS growing more herbs, plants and vegetables and have a competition within the whole school to grow bay trees. This is just the start of working towards having our own sustainable food to use in the Food lessons at PGHS! Alongside this, myself and a selection of Year 9 students will be working with the ‘Bite Back School Food Champions’ programme to lead social action projects to improve the food provision and culture within the school and the local community.