Big Build Showcases 'Ark-tistic' Talent of Pupils & Parents!

DKWhat a fantastic weekend for our first Big Build event!
Working in a new partnership with the master builders from Woodland Tribe and supported by a Tesco Bags of Help grant, 150 children and adults from the Blue Coat community came together to create a giant adventure play sculpture.

Armed with hammers, saws and nails (and the occasional impact driver) and with a healthy dollop of imagination, enthusiam, creativity and energy, the team worked together to reimagine and reshape a huge pile of loose scrap wood and co-create a unique play ark. It had several names throughout the process but I think we settled on the ss Great Blue Banana!

The ark had many features, including a gang plank, ship's wheel, several anchors, cannons, furniture and even a ship's dog! It was really inspiring to see it take shape and evolve as new ideas were added throughout the day.

The event had a wonderful atmosphere of relaxed creativity thanks to the experienced support of Woodland Tribe, the team of volunteers and, of course, all the participants who tried something new, helped each other out, and who shared tools and working space safely and respectfully. Many thanks to all who made it a success.

Our next community play event will be 'Playing Out' on Sunday 1st July on the school drive and carpark, celebrating street play - a dying UK pastime.