To introduce a new generation of students to woodworking the BWF have launched WOW I MADE THAT! An engaging and innovative education programme to inspire students in Years 9-12 to get into woodworking, WOW I MADE THAT! brings together structured learning, research and creative product design for students to gain a greater understanding of using wood as a sustainable material across the construction, furniture and creative industries.
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.