The future of housing is going digital. From April 21st, free-to-access learning materials for pupils will be available through MOBIE.
Twinkl Scotland’s partnership with George Clarke founded an organisation that hopes to attract more young people to world-building homes architecture and urban design.
The freely available learning materials are suitable for ages four to 12. The resources’ theme is ‘Building our Future’, inspiring learners to apply their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics through a combined approach referred to as STEAM.
George Clarke and three young engineers and architects guide classes through each design challenge and provide advice for learners. The resources have a particular focus on constructing homes sustainably.
George Clarke is a TV presenter and architect, best known from appearing on his Channel 4 programmes including The Restoration Man and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.
His passion for housing and design is evident in his programmes. Because of this, creating educational resources for children is a great way of making these technical topics accessible.
George Clarke shared:
He continues, “I would like to wish good luck to all the pupils and their teachers. We sincerely hope that our resources will ignite passions for innovative housing and inspire the next generation of architects and designers.”
Michele McGarvey, the Country Manager for Twinkl Scotland, added:“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with George and his MOBIE team to create these materials. Children really are our future, and to provide them with resources that will inspire them to build innovative sustainable housing is wonderful.”
Twinkl was founded in 2010 with a mission to ‘help those who teach’.