ORGANISATION OF THE SDA SCHEME
STUDENT STUDY WEEKENDS AND SCHOOL STUDY SESSIONS
Our aim in study weekends is to provide a deeper understanding of sustainability and design and make.
There are tools and ideas that can be developed in more detail to enhance students’ major projects.
Study weekends will enable them to experience, albeit briefly, life in a different world – either a
university or a sustainable living environment at CAT. It will also give them the chance to explore
their own ideas for their projects more fully with experts in the field of creativity and
sustainability. They will have an opportunity to look at the work of university undergraduates, and
hopefully to talk to some of them who will be acting as tutors on the course. They will have the chance
to look at some examples of inspirational sustainable design as well as some designs that are at the
other end of the sustainability scale. We hope it will also be something of a social occasion! Details
of the study weekends will be provided for registered schools as soon as they are available. It is
hoped to run sessions in July 2004.
Obviously not all students will be able to attend. If there is demand, and if we are able to meet it
with our volunteer staffing, we may be able to offer shortened versions of the study weekend in
teachers' own schools. Experience suggests that a minimum of half a day is necessary for this.