Running Track Design and Wind Turbines
Today the students chose to
- work on the design of a running track,
- move mulch and plant natives,
- build a wind turbine
- prepare for the Farmers Market
The running track group looked at a number of images online of obstacles and fun things we could add to a running track. We looked at things like willow tunnels to run though, a flying fox as part of the track, and obstacles to climb over and under
Then the students talked about what they liked and came up with some of their own ideas that we drew up on a big piece of cardboard. The students had some fun and creative ideas that included a combined flying fox/ climbing wall, tunnels that are brightly coloured inside and rope webs to climb over. Next week we are having a landscape designer come in to work with the students to further explore and develop their ideas.
A big thank you to Matt Dell who came in and worked on the wind turbine ... he suggested a different design, the students were really keen to get hands on with the building ... Matt will be coming back in to have a second energy workshop soon.
Tom and the outdoor group continued moving mulch and planting natives behind the outdoor classroom.
The Sewing Collective continued making Thunder Bags and Shirty Shoppers for the Farmers Market. They also worked on costing the items we have for sale and making signs.
Our Thunderbags are made from net fabric and offcuts from the thunderpants factory in Martinborough - thank you to Lucy at Thunderpants for donating the colourful and stretchy cotton ties they are amazing :) We use recycled mens shirts from vinnies for the stuff sacks and shirty shopping bags. The sewing collective decided to sell the fruit and vege bags individually, or in lots of three or six if you buy multiples you get a free branded stuff sack to keep them all safe.
Ready for the farmers market ....