15 February 2017
HoW College constructs a new tale of the three little pigs for Woodrow First School
Heart of Worcestershire College brought storybook pages to life as they reconstructed the tale of The Three Little Pigs for a class of school children from Woodrow First School.
Prior to their visit, staff at Woodrow school had asked the children to consider the story from the wolf’s point of view and to think about what type of career the wolf might have had. After highlighting the building and demolition of houses as a key part of the story, the children decided on a very clear career industry; construction. They then set about researching the industry and it was staff and students at Heart of Worcestershire College that were able to bring the story to life.
There was no time for huffing, puffing and blowing down houses as the children were shown a range of skills during their visit to the College. They learnt about plastering, insulation, bricklaying and joinery, and were able to take part in activities including laying bricks and creating a plaster mould to take home.
Miss Sleem, Teacher from Woodrow First School commented:
“At Woodrow we are constantly seeking experiences for the children that help them develop aspirations for their future as adults. Our story allows us to explore the role of a builder when demolishing and re-building a range of house. Rob Smith at Heart of Worcestershire College was keen to help us provide these experiences through the help of his own college students. As a result of this collaboration everyone experienced a role outside their usual responsibilities.”
Rob Smith, CRQ Leader for Construction, Redditch said
"The last two weeks have been a very uplifting, enjoyable and worthwhile experience especially with it helping the children’s story come to life. They all thoroughly enjoyed getting actively involved in becoming a 'builder for the day' turning their hand to a range of activities such as laying bricks, mixing mortar, seeing how houses are built and making plaster moulds. Everyone had immense fun along the way including the support team who also got involved with the activities. Our students that have helped over the two sessions have been inspirational in sharing with the children all the knowledge and skills they have learnt on their respective courses. They should all be very proud of themselves and have been fabulous role models".