Y9 Y10

Design & Technologies

Wool — the sustainable fibre

The Learn About Wool resources provide an ideal opportunity for Year 9 and 10 students to investigate and make judgments on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of wool.

The following curriculum-based resource package includes a variety of interactive resources, including downloadable PDF factsheets, websites, age-appropriate video clips and publications.

A range of Learn About Wool (primary and secondary) factsheets is available to meet the needs of a wide range of students, and can be accessed from this site.

Wool4School Design Competition

Wool4School is an annual student design competition encouraging budding fashion designers to show their nation what they're made of.

First launched in Australia in 2021, Wool4School now involves over 100,000 students worldwide. By putting wool into the minds of our future fashion designers and creative thinkers Wool4School encourages students' innovative thinking and creativeness.

Open to secondary students in Australia, United Kingdom and Italy. Lesson plans and resources are designed in line with each countries curriculum, providing an easy-to-teach project for the class. Go to wool4school.com to check out more.

Links with the Australian Curriculum

Students can investigate the following resources to help them: investigate the management of plant and animal growth through natural means and with the use of chemical products like herbicides and medicines when producing fibre products (wool), describe physical and chemical characteristics of soil and their effects on plant growth when producing fibre products (wool) investigate different animal feeding strategies such as grazing and supplementary feeding, and their effects on product quality, for example wool fibre diameter (micron), recognise the importance of fibre production to Australia’s economy including exports and imports to and from Asia when critiquing and exploring fibre (wool) production.

Knowledge and understanding

Investigate and make judgments on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of food and fibre (ACTDEK044)

Processes and production skills

Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken (ACTDEP048ACTDEP052)