The way we live now has been shaped over the centuries by the ingenuity of inventors, designers, engineers, architects and chefs from around the world. Women and men who have assessed a problem and created solutions for us all. At Hackbridge Primary School, our aim is to foster that ingenuity and develop the practical skills needed for our pupils to succeed in this increasingly environmentally aware and technological world. It is our intent to instil in our pupils the confidence needed to draw on their own creativity and the resilience. As they design and make, we aim to teach our pupils how to be resourceful with food and materials, the value of taking risks when problem solving, and, at an age appropriate level, how to work safely with the necessary tools. Teaching children to be responsible during practical lessons is embedded within our school rule “Be Safe” and school value “Be Resilient”.