It has struck me that there are a lot of kids who have serious intellectual curiousity about how things work, which is not satisfied by the current curriculum. Our current culture of 'throw it away and get a new one' doesn't encourage certain skills our recent ancestors had -- namely, don't throw it away, repair it. Or perhaps I should say, a certain mind-set. With the shift towards sustainability, it seems to me that we would benefit if we could bring back, to whatever extent possible, the culture of 'fixing and repairing'. What changes in the curriculum might this require? Or could this be part of an extra-curricular programme? I have in mind a certain ten year old who is really interested in cars -- but has had no exposure, in school, to how they actually work. This seems to me to be a gap in our educational provision. What do others think?