More than 150 children took part in the inaugural Berwick Building Blocks workshop last week, which saw them replicate the crossing removals with foam blocks.
Spread over 6 daily sessions from Monday December 6 to Friday December 10, the 4 activity stations focused on planning and safety, the environment, construction and bricks.
Dressed in high visibility vests and helmets, children were free to participate in the following activities:
- stone planters where children could plant their own seeds to take home and watch them grow
- building blocks that replicated the design of the Clyde Road level crossing for an on-road underpass
- a children’s shovel
- an activity and sticker book focusing on design, safety and the environment
- cardboard models to create trucks, loaders and trains
- a train photo booth.
During these activities, children and their parents were free to ask staff questions about the new underpass and landscaping of Clyde Road.
“All construction projects should do something like this. It awakens something in children and allows them to see a possible future. And we’re also learning about the project, ”said a parent.
Each child received a gift bag to take home, while some children enjoyed the free sessions so much that they booked for the next day.
If you missed the December sessions, there will be more from Wednesday January 5 to Friday January 7, 2022.
Reserve your place and your free gift bag for the next series of sessions by registering here.