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Blog posted on 12th July 2017 by Ashleigh Cleet
This week we headed to Osbaldwick Primary School to get creative with the children, involving them in an exciting joinery project. They had lots of fun and were so pleased to receive such great feedback from it.
Osbalwick Primary School sits just outside of York and it caters to pre-school Nursery and Reception classes up to Year 6. Located close to the city centre, they offer enriching opportunities to facilitate the best learning experiences for their pupils. They have also developed a broad curriculum, allowing for engaging learning challenges that inspire pupils to make the most of their talents.
John and Rich headed to the school earlier this week to craft bird boxes and fairy doors with the Year 6 mathematics class and they enjoyed it just as much as the children!
After spending a few hours demonstrating the skill that is needed to build and carve some of our products, they then allowed the children to get involved, showing them that joinery can be exciting.
After visiting the school, we received amazing feedback from Mr Brown, teacher of the class, who was more than complimentary about us, saying "Thank you so much for inspiring and teaching our Y6 maths class today. Teaching practical skills and drawing upon your experience resonated with many of them.
"Not only did all the pupils enjoy it but felt a great sense of pride having made a very robust and workable bird box."
Mr Brown also commented that his pupils have also planned who they plan to give their creation to, or where it will go in their garden, which shows how passionate they were about getting involved in the task. "All in all the children loved it - who knows, you may have been the catalyst for inspiring the next Osbaldwick joiner or master carpenter!" he added.
At Playscheme, we think it's so important to expose young children to different creative tasks; something outside of their usual comfort zone. As the teacher commented, it's introduced joinery to his class, and mamy of them have gained a keen interest in it - this wouldn't have been possible without an opportunity for them to work with our company.