2006 : Engaging Boys
The grade 4 boys at Nar Nar Goon were disengaged. Like any young bloke, what they needed was a good shed. Working with the school community, an inspired technology teacher and a tight budget, the Minx “girls” created a “boys shed”
There is much learning to be done in the shed, this popular facility teaches maths, design, engineering, science, technology, teamwork, communication and collaboration.
Increasingly our schools are looking to provide facilities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths to encourage innovative and creative thinking amongst the students.
Minx has been involved in a number of these types of projects such as the Design Warehouse at Marian College, the STEAM Centre at Hazel Glen College and the STEM, Art and Resource Hub at Hampton Park Primary School. It seems that it is not just grade 4 boys that need a shed after all!
The boys shed may be unconventional, but it is a highly popular teaching space. It has ensured that the schools pedagogy can be delivered and that disconnected students can be re-engaged.