METGROW+ invited pupils from Messukylä school to learn about raw materials

Two groups of pupils from Messukylä primary school in Tampere visited VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland to learn about the importance of raw materials and their production methods on 6th and 13th October 2017.These pupils have selected Science as their elective course lead by teacher Tuomas Hautaniemi.

The groups visited research laboratories and pilot halls in order to experience, how the research in raw materials sector is done in practice. Despite the young age, the pupils had already significant knowledge about renewable and non-renewable raw materials, and they made actively questions during the visits. According to teacher Tuomas Hautaniemi, raw materials and environmental issues such as recycling are included in the teaching program of primary schools in Finland and visits to local organizations can give more insight into the important topic.