10 February 2010
A project manager working on a new school construction has taken a break from the Gantt chart to teach the pupils about how to construct their own buildings.
David Corbin from award-winning consultancy, WYG, gave the lesson to pupils at Bolnore Village Primary School in West Sussex during its new school’s construction.
David shared his project management skills with the children and they had to choose materials, plan and develop their own school site.
Sharon Allen, Headteacher of Bolnore Primary School said: “I am delighted that WYG has taken the time out to talk about construction work. The children really enjoyed it - I know that because they were all on task and happy.”
In 2007, the need for a new one form entry (210 place) primary school was identified to meet the needs of the growing population of Bolnore Village to the south of Haywards Heath, West Sussex. This is the first School in the Country to be run by a parent group as a result of the Education and Inspection Act 2006.
WYG Management Services was appointed by West Sussex County Council to project manage the building of the new school facility, whilst the school is operating in temporary accommodation.
David Corbin from WYG Management Services, said: “The children seemed to really enjoy making their own version of the new school. They came up with some great ideas although we are not sure that they can all be implemented.
“The Project Team try and keep the School Community fully informed on progress of their new school and involve them where possible. The next planned event will be a site visit for them,” he added.