This week the Year 1s had a wonderful time helping to build the ‘Global Village’. The children worked in small groups to draw roads and rail tracks, traffic lights and trees. They placed their models from home alongside these streets and demonstrated impressive communication, collaborative and creative skills. It was a privilege to witness how engaged and motivated the children can be when they are totally absorbed and interested in something. At the end of the day they became mayors and city planners and reviewed their work. They found that we needed more: towers, cars, hospitals, car parks, offices, houses for people to live in, train tracks, swimming pools and historic buildings. And of course shopping malls, as you can never have enough of these.
You can view a video of the children constructing their global village by visiting the school website. Click on the link below.