Our Build projects are tangible demonstrations of how young people can make a positive contribution to shaping better places and shapes. But perhaps the most important outcome of this process is educational: transforming mindsets, and raising ambitions and aspirations.

We want to enable more young people to be confident about influencing and shaping their built environment.

We do this in two ways: building capacity through resources and training mainly for schools, colleges and universities, cultural collaborators and local authorities; and, in the longer term, creating meaningful pathways for young people’s future careers.

Our MATT+FIONA Learn programmes include:

  • ‘Training the Trainer’: workshops and CPD sessions for teachers, youth workers and students, sharing the years of experience and knowledge we have acquired through developing the Build model.
  • Extended Learning: lesson plans, resources and toolkits that enable teachers to deliver their own build projects independently, complementing ‘Training the Trainer’ workshops.
  • Apprenticeships and Certification: creating longer-term pathways into the built environment, design and construction industries for those young people who discover their calling during a build project.

Find examples of previous MATT+FIONA Learn programmes in our Project Archive, including:

Want to find out more about how MATT+FIONA Learn can help your school, college or organisation? Email learn@mattandfiona.org to start a conversation.






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