Insect Hotel Wk3 – The Rising!
Often with our work with Gatton, we’ll augment the sessions with the students with extra hours to maintain momentum as well as keep us on track. These augmenting sessions usually happen during normal garden hours on a Sunday, 11am to 1pm. So come down if you specifically want to contribute to this project. Send a message via firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 3 saw the Insect Hotel rise-up from raw timbers to an upright structure – a great moment. Luckily, we had a couple of load testers to immediately make sure it was suitable for grubs to climb up!
|1. Preparing the ground|
|2. Building the frames|
|The timbers used were the
ones Gatton School had
cut in preceding weeks
|3. Laying flag stone foundations|
|4. There she rises! With two eager
climbers waiting in the wings
|5. Bang on level…|
The timbers used to be a fence that passed across the site – a priority for us is to re-use as much as possible.
The team on the day was Diana (with the level), Gerard (with the sideburns) Benji with the yellow coat and Dominic with the smile! Jenny is on the camera and that’s me in the hat!
|6. Here come the load testers|
Click below to read about how Gatton continued the build…
|7. Shelf building|
The following Tuesday, Gatton returned and the students cracked on with making the shelves that will go into the structure.
|8. What do you think??|