Renewable Energy and Saving Energy
An introductory tour of the site looking at some of the ways we aim to reduce carbon emissions, save energy and use eco friendly building materials. Pupils will see photovoltaic panels, learn about the biomass boiler, discover what low embodied energy means for a building and see inside a tipi and an off grid yurt. We will also visit the wood workshop, the straw bale shower block, wet system and compost toilet!
Great if you have an eco-schools group or for a whole class experience to introduce the topic of sustainability. This is good as an overview of the site before starting the hands on activities. There are lots of thought provoking things for pupils to think about and the tour can be can be adapted to suit many topics and all KS2 visits as it can be offered as a discover trail as well as tutor led activity.
Post visit activities could include designing an eco-building or planning an eco-town based on some of the ideas used on site (1-1.5 hours)
See our Projects Page to find out more detail about our on site projects.
Human and physical geography KS2 human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water Design and technology KS2 investigate and analyse a range of existing products, use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, apppealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups.