Before you start your club
You should have already gone through our checklist for starting an after school Design Club.
Some things to note:
- We recommend having up to 12 children in a group
- Two adults should deliver a session, a mentor plus a member of staff at the school
- If a friend or colleague wants to help, that’s also fine
- Sessions are delivered in a classroom at the school
Getting a register
Ensure the school gives you a confirmed list of the children who have signed up to your club. This will be the register for you to check at the start of each session.
Planning for a term
A term typically lasts 10-12 weeks. It can vary, depending on the school or the borough.
We have a range of projects in the Resource Hub. We have guidelines for roughly how long each project should take. But don't worry if the group goes quickly or takes longer. 9 year-olds are likely to need more support than 12 or 13 year-olds.
Design Club projects
Projects are completed at three levels:
At the moment, our projects are focused on mobile app design. We plan to develop projects for other media too. For example, to design a poster, or to design a space.