RSA Academies and The WOW Show have teamed up once again to provide schools with dedicated lesson plans and teacher resources to support teaching about construction careers.

This special new programme is produced in association with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Go Construct to showcase the huge variety of careers in the construction industry.

Called Building Your Future, the show explores the wonder of the built environment and the opportunities available to young people, including a range of apprenticeships. With mini documentaries and reporter-led packages, combined with an interactive Q&A, the show is designed to give students a fascinating insight into the world of work. Through encounters with a range of employers and workplaces students will meet young people like them who have made the rewarding transition into the construction industry.

You can watch the full programme with Q&A here:

Teacher resources:

Designed to help schools address 4 of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, the show will be supported with lesson plans authored by teachers from across the RSA Family of Academies. These link the show content to curriculum learning and help students curate and access essential progression and pathway information.

PSHE Lesson plan introducing careers in construction:

WOW Show PSHE preview slides

WOW Show PSHE preview lesson plan

Following the broadcast of the new show we will have published individual subject lesson plans for teachers, they can be found below:

WOW Show lesson slides Maths and Construction

WOW Show lesson slides Science and Construction

Information and links for careers in construction:

A key aspect of these support materials is to help teachers curate and signpost their students to the most important information sources to develop their interest and acquire further information about any of the careers they have seen in the show.

Schools involved:

Arrow Vale RSA Academy

Holyhead School

Whitley Academy

RSA Academy

Project details:

Date Started 2018
Date Finished Ongoing
Project Funder