|The room was large but was being used for storage...|
|...a lot of storage...|
|A few members of the Design Team. The lead designer is in the middle. Go Ryan!|
|The outside of the building will eventually get our finishing touches too.|
|We started to share our plans on Ag Day in October, 2015...|
|...but we still had a LOT of sorting to do...|
|Some people kept finding treasures...|
|This is where the new kitchen was going to go. Originally it was only going to be a stove and a sink. We didn't count on the generosity of an awesome family!|
|The old cloakroom was going to be turned into a breakout space...|
|...but it had to be completely cleared first.|
|This will be our breakout space|
|We started measuring for the carpet to estimate how much it might cost and whether floor tiles were cheaper and could be used to create a cool design.|
|The entrance to a world where 'Every step leads to a new idea,' Marco.|
|The front wall where we want to design a mural|
|The outside of the Makerspace|
|Another view of the outside. We're thinking about how we can utilise this space too... Watch this space...|
|Poppy's dad had contacts to get us Resene paint and give us so many tips and great advice. It really came in handy when painting THOSE walls!|
|This is going to cover up the old blackboard.|
|The first of the paint arrives and we're beyond excited.|
|We completely stripped the room...even the carpet - but that's another story...check below...|
|Planning and keeping our diary. We used the Design Thinking model to guide us through our learning journey.|
|Trust us...We have tools and we know what we are doing. (They did have adult supervision - thanks Murray. Mrs H)|
|Paris gets to work removing EVERYTHING from the cloakroom for the breakout space. She's learned so many skills from her grandfather. I think she taught us a lot, (Mrs H).|
|Painting in progress...|
|We moved the shelves into the breakout space for storage...|
|Slowly turning into the breakout space|
|...and the wardrobe which Poppy is redesigning to house costumes for plays, etc.|
|This is where the kitchen will be.|
|This will be our whiteboard for planning, dreaming and creating|
We went to The MindLab in central Auckland to get some design ideas and inspiration for activities and equipment...
The floor...a one day job turned into a three-day one! We called in the experts on this one...
The furniture's here! We ordered this from Mike's Woodshop in Whangarei after working on a budget and looking at prices. We also had to work out what would suit all age groups, learning styles and the learning environment. It needed to be flexible and adaptable to a range of ages and styles.
|The furniture's arrived!! All planned and budgeted for by the students|
We stored it in our classroom until the Makerspace was finished...
Everything we ordered from our research started to arrive. A lot of thought, research and planning went into what we ordered and we had to create and stick to a budget. Mrs H said we should be in charge of her budget, we were THAT good!
|The carpet tiles are finally down and they look fantastic!|
|We turned the old computer tables into whiteboard tables|
|The breakout space|
|Of course we had no trouble agreeing where the furniture should go...|
The whiteboard wall and tables - you can write on all of these...
The ceiling... The idea behind the random coloured tiles is that it's okay to stand out and be different. This idea came from Poppy.
|Coloured roof tiles to stand out - just like we do as individuals|
We created these art works to show our understanding of the Design Thinking Process which guided our learning journey...
The 'Before' and 'After'...
And it's finished...for now. The idea and philosophy is that it changes all the time dependent on who is using it and what the learning needs are. The quote from Marco is so true - "With every footstep comes a new idea."
|The breakout space|
|The main learning space|
|The entrance and breakout space|
|Our 3D printer|
|Murray had this sign made for us. We wanted to have it made into a light shade but it's on our wall.|
|Poppy designed and created this sign for the wardrobe to store all the costumes for drama, etc.|
Thank you for looking through our photo gallery at our learning journey.
The Creator Ops STEAM Team 2015/2016 Hunua School.