28 Jan Year 6 Trip to The Mall
On Friday, some Year 6 students attended an exhibition and The Mall. As you may be aware, Haringey Council is currently working alongside residents, community organisations, businesses and schools, to deliver The Wood Green and Turnpike Lane Design Manual. The Design Manual will inform the design of public spaces and landscaping and will be tested through a series of public realm interventions. These interventions are intended to improve the public realm experience for local people and businesses in and around Wood Green Town Centre and Turnpike Lane. We thought who better to have their voice and opinions heard than some of our students.
The exhibition was very interesting and there were members of the council there to answer any questions and explain what may be happening in our local community.
We were particularly interested in the ‘Tackling Climate Change’ information as it links to our current geography lessons.
‘The idea of suds under the green areas in Wood Green to drain the water away seemed really good because the drains won’t get blocked.’ Ashton.
‘I like the idea of building more play areas and things to do in parks because the children will have more entertainment.’ Chardonnay.
‘The man explained the idea of a ‘school street’ to us. It’s when the road a school is on is shut for 45 minutes before and after the school is open. It will reduce cars and their engines running causing pollution.’ Lorin.
‘I could still ride my bike to school and up to the school. It would be safe for me as some parents are rushing off to work and may hit us.’ Ashton.