Wantirna Primary School is unique amongst schools in our area, in that we provide a ‘Shed 4 Kids’ in our playground. This project was the result of a partnership with Knox Council Student Focused Youth Services. The grant enabled us to design three lunchtime programs; ‘Kids In The Kitchen’, ‘Game On’ and ‘Think it, Build it, Shed 4 kids.’
The premise is based on Playpods from the UK. Our shed is filled with clean recyclable materials which the students use for imaginative play during lunchtimes. Children are invited to come to the ‘Shed 4 kids’ where they design, collaborate, build, adapt and role play individually or with others. At the end of lunchtime, the constructions are dismantled and the materials returned to the shed for the next time.
The project facilitates the following behaviours: