House of the Future

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Metal were commissioned by CREST (Community Retrofit Through Sustainable Technologies) at Southend Borough Council to run six in-school creative sustainability workshops for the ‘House of the Future’ project.

We worked with primary schools across Essex, creating amazing and innovative designs for children’s visions of their future homes. Working with artist Claire Softley, the primary pupils involved increased their already sizeable knowledge of renewable energies and enthusiastically threw themselves into the tasks of designing eco rooms, futuristic wind turbines, exciting solar panels and fantastic devices for collecting rain water. Metal’s involvement in the project was part of a European initiative and pupils we were working with were very excited to be working alongside pupils from Northern France.

The end result of the six workshops are six ‘glogs’ – interactive multi-media posters – which became entries submitted in February 2015 for the ‘Green Challenge’ competition.

You can view the individual glogs and videos by clicking on the links below:

Northwick Park Primary School
Westborough Primary School
Chalkwell Hall Infant School
Darlinghurst Primary School
Porters Grange Primary School
St Teresa Catholic School

With big thanks to all the school children involved from Northwick Park Juniors, Westborough, Chalkwell Hall Infants, Darlinghurst, Porters Grange Primary & St Teresa’s Catholic Primary. Thanks also to Julie’s Bicycle & Sparky Film.

House of the Future is a cross channel project, part of the ECO-BEE PROJECT, and has been selected within the scope of the INTERREG IV A France (Channel): England cross-border European cooperation programme; co-financed by the ERDF.
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