My Grandson, Oscar, absolutely loved this. He has just telephoned me and spent 20 very enthusiastic minutes giving me very precise instructions on how to build a dry stone wall. He added that I should wait until he could come to my house to show me how it is done properly!
Ooh this is brilliant. Thanks for the feedback Helen. It’s lovely to hear the other side of school life. Good luck with your wall, good luck also trying to hold him back from it! Julian / Mr T
I wish I could post a picture of the treasure that I found in Sam’s bag when we unpacked it this evening. Apparently tools to help Matt build our own dry stone wall (open to offers if Class 2 want to test out their new skills next week) and a few unusual feathers thrown in for good measure. In the meantime apparently we are off to Baggy at the weekend to admire Sam and his friend’s work. Thank you to the NT and the teachers for organising this.
Please email a photo or two and I’ll happily add it to the bottom of the post – sounds interesting. And quite honestly, if you did get a group of children from Class 2 over to yours, with a small amount of direction it wouldn’t end up a bad job I’m sure. Yes, the National Trust always do a great job – thanks! http://northdevon.wordpress.com/
There were certainly a lot of children who were very keen to build a wall when they left today…could be an interesting birthday party idea for Sam’s next birthday Ali, a new take on Build A Bear 😉
Well, I wasn’t actually planning a wall, but not sure I have a choice!
If he brings his mates you won’t have choice. Quick, buy Lego to distract him.
Thank you so much, Romesh had a brilliant day and went to sleep in seconds tonight! X
I love that there is a stone that mentions the help of the school. Brilliant. We will def be going up there to take a peek, looks like they did a tremendous job. We have plenty of walls that need some regeneration…and its James’s birthday v soon…. nar, I couldnt do that to him. Its an ongoing project for Dad and sons.
Thank you too to Mrs Cooper for taking some kids onto your farm – they cant stop talking about the bull who had to have his horns chopped off !
A small group of children and I placed the stone a few years ago. Ger and I still remember which stone we placed underneath it to keep it still – he was very, very proud.
Oh, and, yes you could.
Looks like I am having a trip up there to see the work done according to fred!
I hope you’re impressed. I know the NT Rangers were surprised by the amount of hard work the children put in. Compared to the adult volunteer weekends they have, the children worked harder!