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 embodied energy in building design, 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 mini rammed earth wall, and a cob oven! They will also design their very own eco-house using inspiration from the science of Biomimicry.
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