Through this, primary students can explore their imagination, use different materials, problem solve and demonstrate the importance of teamwork and social interaction. It also develops their hand and eye co-ordination and their visual and spatial awareness, both of which are essential skills in early years’ development.
They also develop a great sense of achievement and pride to develop and build something that helps to increase their self-confidence.
Construction Sense encourages young participants to experience a site visit focussing on their five senses; sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing and then produce a piece of creative writing capturing their thoughts.
Construction Sense can contribute to curriculum outcomes and is an early introduction to construction careers.
Below are links to some of our Career & Educational Activities that are suitable for primary aged students to support their learning and understanding of the built environment. We’ve also included some helpful tips to adapt these activities for a primary aged audience.
The Spot the Skills activity helps to increase knowledge and awareness of different roles in construction.
Simplify by removing more complex job roles.
The Brick Tower Challenge promotes the use of communication skills through a simulated construction project.
- Simplify the costing elements
- Reduce the planning time
- Increase build time