Thursday, September 16, 2010

what are they building up there?

For the past few weeks a hardcore band of builders have been working tirelessly to build....something.

Everyday things are added to or rearranged.  

They have carried, carted, wheeled, pushed and pulled just about everything in the playground that isn't nailed down up to the corner.

Balance beams, pallets and mats:
Mulch, tyres, planks and tree cookies:

Rocks and stones:

According to one of the building folk, this is their brickworks:

You might recognise it as the remnants of our bush shelter.  We collected more sticks to extend it.  The children want it to go all the way down to the dirt patch.  I wouldn't put it past them: 

So, what ARE they building up there?  Perhaps we will never know.

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  1. This is so amazing jenny! Yesterday was the first day of school for my new 3-5 class and a similar thing started to happen. A group started collecting, dragging, and hauling all kinds of things into the sand pit, although we know they're working on a "good guy fort," so it's not as mysterious. =)

  2. I am definitely intrigued. Such a lot of work for those kids.

  3. So what are they building ... and do they have a plan or are they just making it up as they go along? Personally I'm very much a make it up as you go along kind-a-gal! I look forward to seeing where this is leading!
    Donna :) :)

  4. We have no idea - it changes by the hour. I just seems to be the actual process of building which is the important thing. We have run out of things for them to build with - any ideas?

  5. What about some of that heavy nylon fishing or tennis net 'stuff'. It's great for weaving sticks and bark and leaves through it and being nylon it is great out in the weather. Throw it over the top and I can see this becoming a real bush hideout. As I'm already on holidays I'll head over to 'Revers Art Truck' this week, see what I can find and bring it on up to Sydney next week ... Woohoo!