Sustainable Materials

It is important that young people develop a curiosity and understanding of their environment and the places they live. As pupils design and build their model school they will need to think about the materials that they are going to use in construction. This includes the properties of the materials and the impacts of those materials on the environment.

This section gets pupils thinking about one of the most sustainable building materials that we have access to – wood.

Watch this video created by our partner, Confor, to learn about the UK’s forestry industry.