In addition to planned lessons, the school also uses community facilities such as workshops at local museums. Pupils are given experience of a variety of materials and skills in order to challenge and interest them. They become involved in activities which begin with the development of hand function and work through to the use of hand tools. All pupils are offered choices and are encouraged to talk, or communicate in some way, about their work. This is in order to develop an interactive approach to their work and to introduce problem solving.