KidsBuild IS ABOUT GETTING CHILDREN INTERESTED IN TECHNOLOGY
KidsBuild provides schools and youth clubs with model kits (e.g. model boats, planes) and the required tools to run small model building projects, and executes the projects in collaboration with the schools/youth clubs. There is a lot of talk about getting Britain back to its engineering roots – KidsBuild is a grassroots, hands-on effort to accomplish this task.
WHY GET INVOLVED?
Young people can discover model building as an exciting hobby, allowing them to express themselves and be creative, while discovering technology in a playful manner.
Helps making friends
Model building is also a very social hobby, and is cultivated in many clubs around the country: Youngsters can discuss their models with their peers and adults, and can get inspired by others’ ideas.
Participants learn handicraft techniques, work with different materials, and see the tangible output of their work. Planning their project requires patience and diligence which are great skills to master.
Technology and engineering as a career
Youngsters who have been model builders in their youth often later pursue technical careers, such as engineers, physicists, etc. The initiative also correlates closely to the broader societal theme of “getting Britain back to its engineering roots”.