Edible Rotherhithe will be hosting a Summer School Opening Event on Thursday 27th September 2018 from 4pm – 6pm at Rotherhithe Primary School.
Everyone is invited to a plethora of amazing activities and workshops, plus you will earn a certificate at the end. Light refreshments will be available on the day.
About Edible Rotherhithe:
The first Edible Rotherhithe Summer school was complete this year. The school invited 10 students mostly from the local area to participate in an introduction to the Built Environment. Based at Rotherhithe Primary school the students were tasked with the design and build of apparatus for an outdoor classroom that will be used by the gardening club. Using recycled timber from Martin Speed Recycling the students, with help from professional architects and engineers, built a family of furniture for the garden club.
With two static planters and three movable units the summer school has created a new range of effective storage/table and play spaces. The students followed the brief closely taking into the account the variant in sizes of the end users (the primary school children) and worked closely with Christina who is a volunteer Southwark Master gardener with Garden Organic (Also the founded of Edible Rotherhithe) who runs the after school programme.
Along with the build days the students were introduced to many facets of the industry on afternoon visits. They visited the FLO (Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke), Northern Line Extension construction site to understand the job roles of engineers and contractors working within one of Europe’s Largest construction sites. They visited Morriss + Company, one of England leading Architecture firms, getting a tour of their offices and learning their ‘hands-on’ design process of plaster casting models by casting their hands and timber. The students then visited ARUP one of the worlds Leading Engineering consultancies and received a full office tour explaining the different types of engineers that work under their roof.
The aim of the school was to introduce and explain the different career options within the built environment – making sure at every moment the students were exposed to different skills and professionals. The week was finished with a drawing and CV workshop after a visit to the Building Centre – the home for built environment professionals. Edible Rotherhithe Summer School encourages the students to seek out experience within the sector and aim to do what they can to get the students who would seek it into work experience.