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Activities in this section include:
Construction Sense encourages young participants to experience a site visit focussing on their five senses; sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing.
The programme aims to bring the world of house building alive through an interactive, stimulating house building activity, solving a 'real' problem relating to house building and using STEM in a practical, work related way.
The Scaffolding Cube activity is an interactive, hands-on activity that helps to gain a better understanding of the uses, importance and complexities of scaffolding in the construction sector.
An exciting and rewarding team of activity for 11-19 year olds, where participants must plan a sustainable housing development.
A team activity for 11 to 16 year olds, were participants must design a bridge to go across the Learning River, considering the client's expectations regarding drainage, sustainability, aesthetics and the environment.
For 15 year olds to adults, this activity raises awareness of the construction process, project planning and timescales.
The Giant Tetrahedron, a triangular based pyramid, is an impactful activity for 11 year olds to adults. Participants create a four-metre by four-metre structure using only dowels and elastic bands.
An interactive careers activity for all ages. It encourages participants to generate discussion and challenge the stereotypes and perceptions associated with the construction and built environment sector.
A careers activity for 11 to 16 year olds. It encourages participants to act as small construction companies to plan, design, cost (tender) and construct a tower made from Lego bricks.
This activity for 11 year olds to adults involves designing and producing a model layout of a sustainable mixed-housing development as well as producing a tender document and a presentation of their ideas.
A simple bridge building activity for 11 to 16 year olds which highlights the different styles of bridges and focuses on the role of civil engineers.
This activity for 11 to 18 year olds is designed to test current knowledge levels around some of the careers in construction. It uses a poster to spot the skills of the workers on a construction site.
A suite of 10 Powerpoint presentations and topical lesson plans exploring the geographical and sociological aspects and impacts of housebuilding
This activity encourages Primary aged participants to carry out simple explorative tests on building materials, exploring their properties and their uses.