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.
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 & certificates
Projects are themed. When children complete projects, hand out certificates to reward them.
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.