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Coventry University include bamboo RSK in schools outreach activities

After the success of the recent RSK based bamboo workshop at the Humanitarian Engineering & Computing (HE&C) department of Coventry University, the RSK is to be included as a school outreach activity.

" The intention is to share activities with pupils / students and raise awareness of the Humanitarian Engineering world. In general, we believe that activities where students can get to design and build something has more value than theories and or case studies alone".

Promoting through education the humanitarian benefits of reciprocal frames is an important aim of the ReciproBoo project. At Coventry University all the engineering students that took part in the workshop gave the "hands on" demonstration top marks in a questionaire afterwards which was most encouraging.

It was clear that the students had not encountered the reciprocal frame construction concept before, but they agreed unanimously that they would use the concept to build a basic shelter if they only had basic materials available.


Reciprocal frame roof bamboo shelter built at workshop

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