On Thursday 5th November the Harinui Syndicate went to Bunnings Hardware Store in Manukau to learn about wheelbarrows.
We have got a lot of children now, so we went in two groups of approximately 25 students.
Mrs O’Grady took a couple of extras with her class to even up the numbers. They went first in the two school vans. As they left Rooms 2a and 4a started to walk there! By the time Mrs de Koning and Mrs Bucheler arrived with their classes, Room 2 was coming out of the store and then they walked back to school. They left the van for Rooms 2a and 4a to use to get back to school. What great juggling of transportation ……
We had two fantastic helpers at Bunnings. Chip and Dawn. They had all the parts of the wheelbarrow set out neatly – ready to assemble. They also had tools to use in putting the wheelbarrow together.
We were very lucky that many of us got a chance to help put the wheelbarrow together. Chip gave us help and advice. We were allowed to use his tools. He had a socket wrench and a screw driver to help him.
Then we looked at the big bag of cement Chips had. We tried to lift it and carry it……wow….it was heavy and hard to move. Then we were able to push it in the wheelbarrow. That was MUCH easier! No wonder wheelbarrows were such a good invention! Maybe Mum and Dad can help me Google Search to find out when they were invented and by whom?
Thank you so much to our parent helpers. Mrs Finau who drove one of the school vans, and especially to the staff and management of Bunnings for letting us have an adventure in learning at their store!