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Builder / Maker
Using knowledge to change the world around you
 
  In this role you will use existing knowledge to build or make something new in the world.  This might be making something that is needed by copying an existing plan /pattern, or it might  be creating something entirely original - an invention.
You might need to build something to help you survive - shelter, defences or food-storage.
You might want to create something that makes your life more comfortable, productive or fun - new technologies or new ways of making and trading products.

What builders need:

                           Curiosity - about how the world can be changed or improved
 
                         Creativity  - to play with new combinations of ideas and make the best use of available materials
 
                         Skills - how to use tools to make or build successfully, and how to make suitable tools
 
                         Cooperation - planning and working together in a team
 
Builder's role in the project
Your project might involve making  a robot, a garden, a pop-up book, a bird-box, a web-site, or a game. It might involve creating a wild-garden area, setting up a website to promote energy-saving ideas, or developing fund-raising projects for a charity. You will need to reconcile your 'creative' ideas with your practical skills - to make your project work well, you may need special tools and materials; you may need to arrange for adult/expert help or advice. You will need to be good at tinkering with your creation - improving and fine-tuning it until it is as good as you can make it.

What kinds of people are builders/makers?
Architects, builders, landscape-gardeners, decorators, designers, merchants/traders (building companies), engineers, inventors.
 

 

                                              

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