Once in the wood, the children listened well to Mr Oakey's demonstrations and used electric drills, Japanese saws and vices independently. They started a project to make a natural frame and learned the skill of splitting wood using a hunting knife. Whilst all of this was taking place, some of the children made camouflaged shelters, pools, underground quarters and other amazing structures for their animal friends (named after the 7 continents- to keep that link to geography) that showcased their engineering talents.
Once again Mr Oakey, who visits many schools, was blown away by the amazing staffing team at St Mark's. They are so committed to helping the children succeed and throw themselves into their learning. Mr Oakey said this doesn't always happen at other schools and so refreshing to see at St Mark's.
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