Fixperts is a learning programme that challenges young people to use their imagination and skills to create ingenious solutions to everyday problems for a real person. In the process they develop a host of valuable transferable skills from prototyping to collaboration.
Fixperts offers a range of teaching formats to suit schools and universities, from hour-long workshops, to a term-long project, relevant to any creative design, engineering and STEM/STEAM studies.
Materials Matter is a printed leaflet, set of cards and script for disassembly and reassembly of a mobile. Participants of all ages can learn about the raw materials inside electronics by reading our leaflet and using our cards to pair with mobile phone components.
In our research we sometimes encounter material that may be useful to educators, so have set up this page to support bringing repair into the classroom.
We will continually update this list as we find good resources.
We welcome your contributions.
A celebration of those who maintain different parts of our world, and how they do it, recognizing the often hidden work done in repair, custodianship, stewardship, tending and caring for the things that matter.
The Festival of Maintenance is a non-profit community event, run by volunteers. It happened for the first time in London, UK, on Saturday 22nd September 2018.
We are now planning the Festival of Maintenance for 2019.
working class of the Vatican