Art and Design KS2: Designing a swimming bag

Engineer Yasmin Ali helps a team of children to research, design and make a bag for a member of the local swimming team.

Having researched the key design requirements, the children make two possible designs and decide on the most suitable.

They use design software to create their pattern pieces, select suitable fabrics and make their prototype.

This clip is from Design Challenge, a series in which groups of children tackle some difficult creative projects with the help of talented young engineers.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to introduce the process of designing a product, and as a prompt for class discussion and learning in areas such as initial research, investigating products, designing and making.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Art and Design and Design and Technology at KS2 in England, KS1 and KS2 in Northern Ireland, Design and Technology at KS2 in Wales and at 2nd Level in Scotland.

More from the series: Design Challenge

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Art and Design KS2: design and make a rainwater harvester
Art and Design KS2: design packaging for soft fruit using 2D and 3D software
Art and Design KS2: How to design and make a moving shop window display
Art and Design KS2: design a portable bird hide for children to use at a nature reserve