Working with builders
"I was not sure about having the builders on site during term time but Felicity was right, it has been great! The children took so much from it, chatting to the builders, asking questions, looking down holes, watching and role playing. They were taking ownership and absorbing what was happening around them. For example, I observed a child with speech and language delay who was busily engaged in building his own ‘fence’ after watching the building team at work”
This is a quote from an Early Years teacher, where a very positive outcome came from working with the builders on site during the term time. As the site developed I also helped the children to get involved in transporting materials to fill the planting beds and the sand pit too. Then the children also worked out how to transport 2 trees, and planted them in their new exploring zone.
These children were actively involved with the build, rather than having it done for them, as if by magic, in the holidays! So much learning and engagement, in return for a (very) little "disruption".