Children from eight schools across Ossett were invited to the concluding day of the Big Build Project on 13th July, to demonstrate the skills they had learned throughout the project and their visit to UK play equipment designer and manufacturer, Sutcliffe Play.
The Big Build Project, run by the Education Ossett Community Trust (EOCT), is designed to inspire children and encourage an interest in design and engineering.
Armed with this year’s brief, to hypothetically redesign Ossett Town centre to become Jubilee garden in honour of the Queen becoming the longest serving monarch, pupils worked in teams, each constructing part of the jubilee garden, including items of play equipment out of paper rolls which were judged by Sarah Honeyman, a product designer at Sutcliffe Play.
“It was an honour to be invited to judge the final Jubilee gardens designed by the students. The visit to Sutcliffe Play certainly seemed to inspire the teams, with various items of play equipment featuring in all their designs. I was pleased to see the students considering the engineering elements of their designs, and it was heart-warming to see their confidence in asking me for help and advice.” says Sarah.