The British Woodworking Federation Group
For Schools

WOW I MADE THAT!

Created by the BWF, WOW I MADE THAT! is there to provide a bespoke timber focussed programme of learning, and is available to schools, colleges, and other learning groups across the United Kingdom totally free of charge.

The programme has been mapped to national design and technology curriculum for both GCSE and A Level and developed to shine a light on the opportunities and many benefits of working with timber and timber-based products, encompassing its sustainability, flexibility and beauty in use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fully-mapped education programme

WOW I MADE THAT! can be used to 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 career opportunities and the benefits of timber and the numerous related processes available to successfully complete this industry-based education programme.

The education programme has been fully aligned with the National Curriculum for Design and Technology (D&T) in England from Years 9-12 and associated design and technology qualifications. Students are challenged to research, design, make and evaluate either a timber structure, such as a classroom extension or bridge, or a timber-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.

The education programme resources consist 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 design sheets and mood boards, as well as providing links to videos and other resources to support teachers when delivering programme learning sessions.

Teacher Scheme of Work

A comprehensive information pack to provide teachers with the tools necessary to deliver this programme

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Teaching Aids

A number of hand-outs, worksheets and powerpoints have been created to assist with the teaching of the programme.

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Student Workbook

This book will guide the student through the WOW I MADE THAT! programme.

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