Curriculum Consultancy in Practice - Secondary - Built Environment

As part of Built Environment Sector Program, Carlton Bolling collaborated with The Curriculum and Pathways Team to develop their "Planning Construction Projects" unit to immerse students in the world of work through the Sustainability in the Built Environment Week. As part of their academic assessment, students were set a brief to design a dam using sustainable materials. Their learning was then supported through a tour of the University of Bradford’s Civil Engineering facilities and a demonstration on ‘Green Concrete’, and a tour of the University’s Architecture facilities and a talk on ‘Sustainable Communities’.

Following this, students visited the Darley Street Market project on a tour led by Kier and were able to ask questions about various job roles involved in developing the site and learned more about carbon neutrality. Students then took part in a master class at Arnold Laver's Manningham Sawmills site on resourcing sustainable materials. Abrahams and Carlisle then showed students how to run a joinery workshop sustainably by focusing on waste reduction, energy saving and the sustainable sourcing of timber.

The week culminated in a multi-faceted look into BAM’s construction of a flood alleviation site, running from Apperley Bridge into neighboring Calverley. Learners enjoyed an interactive Building Information Modelling (BIM) session using virtual reality headsets, before a short trip to the physical Calverley site. One student commented, “I want to be a civil engineer; it looks an exciting job. As they are taking on apprentices, I’m going to apply.”

Head teacher from Carlton Bolling Mohammed Azum said, "Our school ethos is 'Excellence for All', and the activities that students had the opportunity to participate in ensured they experienced 'excellence' within the architecture and construction industry sector".

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