Teachers' professional development day in Kidderminster
The teachers were equipped with cameras and clipboards before setting off on walking tours, in the company of MADE's graduate interns. They also dropped into MADE's pop-up consultation shop to see the physical model of Churchfields as part of our masterplanningprocess to transform this area of industrial warehousing just north of Kidderminster town centre.
As well as investigating how the built environment could be used as a learning resource back in the classroom, the teachers contributed their ideas to the public consultation for the masterplan. They suggested converting the 100-year-old former factory buildings into social housing, traffic calming to make the streets more attractive for pedestrians and to discourage hgvs, and create a youth centre and outdoor sculpture park for parkours.
The teachers were from Haybridge High, Wolverley CE Secondary, Baxter College, Stourport High and King Charles 1 School. They were taking part in a professional development day through the ContinU Trust which aims to improve the educational and training outcomes of young people by providing rich and high quality learning.