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Roots to roofs: a cross-curricular educational activity


Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Careers and recruitment

North Yorkshire Construction Training Group

Humber Training Group, Civils Training Group, Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group and North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership





The project will work in partnership with neighbouring training groups to develop a ‘pilot’ with local schools.

The project will highlight the processes of construction, raise awareness of careers, job roles and pathways into construction, in particular apprenticeships.

The project will promote the use of cross-curricular mix of STEM skills and development of employability skills.

  • Develop a careers challenge resource
  • Deliver to 500 students in 10 primary schools
  • Publish and share project materials.

01 Oct 2016

31 Dec 2017

End of project summary

The project finished in December 2017. The Roots to Roofs project was piloted in 10 schools reaching 325 teachers and students with sessions supported by 8 construction companies. As a result of the sessions students have an increased knowledge and interest in construction careers. 

Resources available

Video: See Roots to Roofs in action

Coming soon:

> Careers Challenge Resource
> Case study