the classroom

Renovations are in full-swing for the pre-loved demountable classroom we'll be moving into soon - with much ceiling scraping, wall-cleaning, staple-pulling, painting, carpentry, compost-toilet-installing, concrete stumping, hole-filling and more...

There is something so fascinating about recycling a used space like this. We love discovering markers of it's history - from blue pen graffiti and sticky-tape on the windows, to the whiteboards and pin boards screwed to the walls (and the array of painted surfaces beneath them) oh and of course the sign above the door as you walk in which says "time out room"! I wonder what went on in here - what mischief was imagined, what books were read, words spoken, ideas shared.

I can't help but feel excited about this classroom - what it's been and what it will be become for us, and those afterwards. A place to grow, rest and make merry in...