College Host St Mary’s Primary For an Afternoon of Construction.

In News, on the 17th, February 2017

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Warm reception, pupils from St Mary’s RC Primary School, Newton Aycliffe, enjoy a tour of construction facilities at Darlington College

BUDDING builders have been getting a real taste of construction after fashioning structures from marshmallows and cocktail sticks.

Darlington College played host to reception class children from St Mary’s RC Primary School, Newton Aycliffe, who have been working on building projects as part of their learning.

College curriculum manager for construction Lisa Bowerbank spent an afternoon showing 27 four and five-year-olds the state of the art workshops which are helping train the next generation of tradesmen.

She said: “Children are never too young to experience what is out there in the world for them and the visit will undoubtedly sow a seed for their futures.

“They were incredibly interested in what we have to offer and really seemed to enjoy their visit.”

St Mary’s reception class teacher Toni Muir added: “We have been learning about construction based on the children’s interests. They have been learning about different materials and their properties and why builders choose to use particular resources.

“The children have had the opportunity to build a range of structures, ranging from castles made from Lego to houses made from marshmallows, icing sugar and cocktail sticks. I’d like to thank Darlington College for allowing the children to become further inspired.”

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