The use of sketchbook is well established in art & design courses at every level – primary school, secondary school, FE and HE. Here the sketchbook is a personal account of explorations that encourage reflection and provide stimulus that ultimately lead to art & design outcomes. I and Malcolm Welch were convinced that such an approach would be pay dividends in design & technology education in the secondary school. Hence we produced a first draft of “Developing your creativity using as sketchbook” available here. It is very much a work in progress and would benefit from revision and updating both in terms of content and graphic design. So if you’re interested in using sketchbooks with your pupils and think this draft would be helpful then do please use it and develop improvements. And of course I’d be delighted to hear about the ways you use the document and any changes you made.