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There was not a dull moment while working with the children. Their bubbly personalities and open minds made the event very exciting and inspired me to volunteer in similar projects in the future.
Posted 17 May 2014 12:15
Enjoying their den after a hard day's work.
Posted 17 May 2014 12:04
A finished den.
Posted 17 May 2014 12:03
Hard at work.
Posted 17 May 2014 11:54
Once the dens were built, they decorated them. It was interesting to watch how the decorations of each den brought out the personalities of the student that were involved.
Posted 17 May 2014 11:53
They experimented with different materials and built a sturdy structure for each den.
Posted 17 May 2014 11:52
We let them take a go at documenting the process.
Posted 17 May 2014 11:45
Posing with her self portrait.
Posted 17 May 2014 11:42
One of the traps designed by a student.
Posted 17 May 2014 11:40
We asked the students to draw out their ideas for dens and animated them using photoshop.
Posted 17 May 2014 11:36
We explained that they would be on a mission to build a hidden city to protect them from aliens.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:45
They knelt down to feel the warm air coming from the vents in the ground, which they initially thought were drainage systems to be used if the building floods.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:26
One of the children mentioned that the tour helped her to understand that while the appearance of a building is important, it is vital that it should respond well to the needs of its users.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:22
We took the students on a tour of the benzie building. Their imaginative answers and perceptiveness to tiny details inspired me to take a step back and look at my surroundings in a different perspective.
Posted 12 May 2014 15:22