Mr. Hewes gave each team a plot of land and laid the foundations for our buildings, from there we had to build the rest of the buildings and include the things that we said we would need in our plans. These are some of the design features that we included:
The shops needed big windows and signs.
The house needed a triangular roof.
The school needed a playground.
The hospital needed a car park and helipad.
The post office needed letterboxes.
The offices needed spaces for tables, chairs and computers.
Some of the buildings like the school, office and hospital are really big and Mr. Hewes had to help us with the design process. For this, he placed a row of windows on each wall for us to copy when building the walls to make sure they were all uniform.
The other tricky design that Mr. Hewes started for us to copy was the roads, which are seven blocks wide, with white wool lane markers in the middle. It was the special job of some of the builders to go around and complete the streets in the correct pattern after they had finished their buildings.
The helipad was really hard to figure out, so Mr. Hewes put that onto the roof of Lionfish City Hospital for The Rainbow Stars once they had finished.
It was a really cool project and we all learned some excellent skills in collaboration as we all shared our individual strengths to help everybody get their job done.
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