School's architects build a city

Students at Richard Avenue Primary School have been showing off their design skills.

Sunday, 14th July 2019, 16:30 pm
Build a City day at Richard Avenue Primary School with, from left Jake Williams, 10, Nia Thompson, six, Visha Thirumalai, 11, Zach Black, six and Leana Bakth, 11.

Their two-day art event saw children build a ‘smart city’. They were asked to think about sustainability and its importance.

They used their creative talents to design carbon-neutral sky scrapers, energy efficient transport, tree houses and the natural environment, as well as exciting leisure facilities.

Build a City day at Richard Avenue Primary School with, from left Jake Williams, 10, Nia Thompson, six, Visha Thirumalai, 11, Zach Black, six and Leana Bakth, 11.

They also thought about the space above them, filling the sky with rockets, stars and planets. The two days were filled with fun and creativity with everyone in the school taking part. During day two pupils experienced a multi-sensory tour of the new “smart city”, incorporating light, sound and smell alongside their sculptural work.

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Year-six teacher Sharon Howard said: “The result was fantastic. The children really felt an ownership of the city they had build, and we hope that this will inspire them to become the designers, makers and innovators of the future.”

The high street created for Build a City day at Richard Avenue Primary School.
The fairground created for Build a City day at Richard Avenue Primary School.
Skyscrapers created for Build a City day at Richard Avenue Primary School.
Skyscraper skyline created for Build a City day at Richard Avenue Primary School.
Rockets landing Build a City day at Richard Avenue Primary School.