MArch II students from the Welsh School of Architecture lead design session at Grangetown Primary School
24 October 2019
On Friday 18th of October, the March II Value unit from the Welsh School of Architecture, led by Mhairi McVicar, held a workshop with Year 2 students from Grangetown Primary School to discuss a possible future for the old Park-Keeper’s Hut in the Grange Gardens.
Over forty students from Grangetown Primary School arrived at Grange Gardens to begin the day with a litter pick to keep the park neat and tidy. This was followed on by an invigorating chat with ‘Westie’, a local resident who talked about life in Grange Gardens in the 1960s and 1970s. The children were surprised to find out that no cycling or ball games were allowed in Grange Gardens during his childhood.
Community Gateway Partnerships Manager Ali Abdi also shared his memories of the Gardens and of George, the old Park -Keeper. The children were full of questions about both the park and the hut and the session ended with a visit to the Park-Keeper’s hut.
The group of students, both primary and university, then made their way to the Year 2 student classrooms for a design activity. The 5th year architecture students came with 15 laser cut cardboard models of the Park-Keeper’s hut for the children to design and show their visions for the building.
Bartek Robak (MArch) said: “The children had a boundless imagination that made the activity all the more fun”.
Keep an eye out for what happens next at the Park-Keeper’s Hut!