On Thursday morning Rooms 2 and 2a were walking back from Burnside Park. As we approached the school, we saw some big machines working on road repairs just outside of Holy Cross Catholic School.
Quick as a wink Mrs de Koning and Mrs O’Grady decided we would continue along the path outside our school, past the road works and into school near the hall entrance. What a close up view we had of the workmen and their machines.
The whole road surface had been removed. The workers were preparing the new road layers. We could see sand and gravel being put onto the road. The layers were being compacted and stabilised by lots of heavy machinery. The tanker and trucks were laying down the gravel mix. The graders had spread the materials evenly. And then the two rollers were smoothing the surface and compacting it to make it firm and long lasting.
As we walked along the footpath we stayed a safe distance from the road. We could see everything clearly. Some of us had to put our hands over our ears because the noise was sooooo loud. The engines were growling. The pumps were thumping. The gravel was scrunching. The ground was shaking…just like an earthquake!
Everyone read the signs and noticed some special things about them. They are big. They are bright colours. They have symbols which represent the conditions people find. There are a few words to explain what you should be careful of. We can help Mum and Dad recognise and understand the signs when we read them along the road. We enjoyed seeing all the trucks and rollers moving as they worked.