Sustainability and Bio-mimicry in Building Design
On this day pupils will get hands on experience of sustainability in building design. They will have a tour of the grounds to look at the buildings we on site including our straw shower bale block, cobb oven, outdoor woodland classroom, yurts and tipis and eco-renovated hostel.
Pupils will explore what resources can be reused or recycled, the quality of materials used and gain an understanding of the appropriate use of resources- sustainable and not sustainable. They will also gain a better understanding of sustainability and the global issues of buildings and people.
Pupils will also have an excellent opportunity to learn how to make an earth bag arch, a shingle roof, and a cob oven! They will also design their very own eco-house using inspiration from the science of Biomimicry.