How to Make the Most of Your School’s Design and Technology Budget
With the new term underway, many of you will be considering how to make your design and technology budget go as far as possible. Here are our top-tips for keeping costs down.
Plan, Plan, Plan!
Planning your projects thoroughly will help keep over and under ordering at bay. Make sure you know exactly what equipment and materials each student will need. Is it practical for students to share certain equipment? If this is project you’ve done previously, check how your allocation faired last time – did you have everything you needed? Did you end up with large amounts of surplus material – can you reuse it this term?
Refurbish Old Machines
When auditing your machinery, don’t assume that older equipment always needs replacing. Sometimes new machines may be necessary, but often costs can be kept down with a refurbishment instead –
Get Creative with Recycling Projects
How about a recycling project which repurposes material from another part of the school? As long as the material is safe to use, this could offer students a great insight into the possibilities and value of recycling.
Find a good value supplier. Here at Tilgear we understand just how tight budgets can be. We offer significant discounts on bulk orders and can help out with excellent value equipment,, refurbishments and
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