Developed for use in schools, WOW I MADE THAT! can form the basis of study in curriculum time or could be used to support extra-curricular activity, for example in STEM clubs.
Through use of a range of support materials, students will learn about the benefits of the various wood and furniture process available to successfully complete this industry-based programme.
The education programme has been designed to be fully aligned with the Year 9-12 National Curriculum for England Design and Technology (D&T) and associated design and technology qualifications. Students are challenged to research and design either a timber structure, such as a classroom extension or bridge, or a wood-based product of their choice. They are also asked to identify the best type of timber to use, taking into consideration sustainable design, production processes and suitability for end-use.
WOW I MADE THAT! consists of a scheme of work for teachers, a student workbook and student handouts to offer engaging and thought-provoking lessons for teaching professionals to deliver. The BWF has also developed a series of resources including PowerPoint presentations and video links for teachers to use as part of each session.