Introducing PaperWorks

PaperWorks is an exciting multimedia schools resource from the UK Paper Industry.

It provides teachers with a range of curriculum-linked learning resources, which fit with modern classroom teaching techniques and facilities, and supports the industry’s aim to counter some of the common misconceptions of what has become one of the most sustainable and forward-thinking industries in the UK.

The PaperWorks website features downloadable whiteboard presentations, teaching notes and worksheets. The Study Area also includes paper production and recycling projects, interesting facts and figures on the industry and some useful background information. Through the use of videos, PaperWorks helps students to connect curriculum theory to the real world.

PaperWorks, multimedia schools resource from the Confederation of Paper Industries

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PaperWorks Resources

PaperWorks Packs 1 & 2

Pack 1 – Art and Design: 5-7 years
Pack 2 – Science and Technology: 7-11 years

Paper is all around us and provides fantastic teaching and learning opportunities for both single lessons and thematic approaches.

We’ve created two whiteboard-friendly presentations, one for infants and one for juniors. Both are ready to use in class, straight off the web. They come complete with short video clips and some simple interactive activities.

The infant presentation leads with Art and Design (Pack 1), whilst the junior one covers Science and Technology (Pack 2). In both, children explore how paper is made and are introduced to the important topics of recycling and sustainability.

You’ll find the supporting teaching notes and classroom worksheets are designed to be very flexible. Teachers can pick and mix as they like, fitting short elements into existing lesson plans or working towards a themed approach.


PaperWorks Pack 3

Pack 3 – Geography: 11-18 years

Paper manufacturing is an excellent example of how a major industry operates in a sustainable manner. We’ve developed a highly flexible set of teaching and learning materials, centred on a whiteboard-friendly presentation. It’s ready to use in class and includes short video clips and simple interactive activities.

The resource shows how efficiency in water and energy use in paper production is maximised through the use of water recycling and modern Combined Heat and Power technology.

Students investigate the key elements of paper manufacturing and watch interviews with professionals working at one of the UK’s major paper mills. They discover how the industry’s ‘water footprint’ is identified and measured and look at how energy use is controlled.

We’ve created an online study area to help students with their research and provided some ideas for investigative projects which can be adapted to be relevant for any teaching level.


PaperWorks Pack 4

Pack 4 – Business Studies: 14-18 years

Students investigate the key elements of paper manufacturing and watch interviews with professionals working at one of the UK’s major paper mills.

They discover the paper business cycle and the relationship between paper life and the supply chain.

We’ve created an online study area to help students with their research and provided some ideas for investigative projects which are relevant for most 14-16 and post-16 Business Studies courses


PaperWorks Pack 5

Pack 5 – Design and Technology: 11-14 years

Students are challenged to respond to a realistic packaging design brief, by creating a logo and brand, then designing a packaging solution based on the ‘shelf-ready packaging’ (SRP) requirements that are now commonly specified by customers of the cardboard packaging industry.

There are four different briefs so you can adapt the resource to the varying needs of your class. Students can work individually, in pairs or small teams and we expect the project to take three or four lessons, but you can adapt it as you see fit to meet your own needs.

To learn more and download the briefs visit PaperWorks.


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