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The Building Plymouth partnership believes it’s vital to increase awareness of career opportunities in construction and the built environment with the next generation. To do this, we’ve joined forces with many great schools in the city to help us to spread the word. Let’s work together to transform the prospects for the city’s next generation of construction personnel.

The world of construction and education

As a city, the Construction Excellence South West’s ‘Adopt a School’ programme is designed to engage, inspire and educate the future generation on the interesting world of construction. With STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) becoming an increasingly important part of the curriculum, we want to show how STEM topics and construction go together in the real world.

Bringing the world of construction to life

Construction is an exciting industry which needs to be celebrated. To encourage both primary and secondary students, Building Plymouth worked alongside The Box and Arts University of Plymouth for STEAMfest 2023 – Mission Mammoth. The challenge which over 500 primary school and home educated students chose to accept – was to build a mammoth exhibition for George to come and visit Mildred the existing Mammoth exhibition in The Box – through a series of activities centred around learning about mammoths, sustainability, shape and measure and landscaping and working with over 70 construction friends they found out all they needed to know to do this.

Watch the event video brief here

Find out how we can work with your school to help increase the interest in construction and the built environment. speak to Morven who is the lead on schools activities. Get in touch by emailing