Hi, Wonder if anyone has any ideas? Trying to think of a positive way to overcome the budget cuts facing our dept. Pupils in year 7 and 8 currently move between areas making a RM, Textiles, Graphics, electronics and food project. This works out to be quite expensive over the year.They spend about 8 weeks in each material area - make something small to take away. I had an idea that we could make one larger project that combined RM, Tex, electronics and graphics. We could focus on quality rather than quantity and less repetition of the design process. Pupils would see it as 'product design' rather than discreet material areas. Teacher would move with the pupils - get to know them well - continuity etc. Teachers already move around with pupils in year 7 and this works really well - but was thinking that one quality product would be the next step forward. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated!!