Posted September 2019

The children at KU Bel Air Preschool in Adamstown Heights have won first prize for a doll house they designed and built as part of a community competition run by Bunnings Warehouse in Kotara.

The preschool received a $100 gift card and other prizes from Bunnings for their design, with children from preschools in the local area taking part in the project.

“The children really enjoyed the experience of creating the doll house. They put a lot of thought into the type of house they wanted to create and had support from families and staff. It was a very fun, collaborative and rewarding learning experience,” said KU Bel Air Director, Rashifah Kamsan.

The children’s doll house included timber floors made from paddle pop sticks, different tiles in the bathroom and kitchen, coloured Perspex blocks for windows, and painted ‘bricks’ for outdoor cladding.

“The designs were judged by families and the wider community at an event at Bunnings. People were particularly impressed with the solar panels on the roof made from cardboard and wrapped in foil, and how the children were actively thinking about sustainability,” said Rashifah.

“The children and families were delighted that their design won first place, but more importantly the project highlighted the importance of intentional teaching and facilitating the children’s interests to achieve a common goal.”

KU Bel Air provides quality early childhood education for children aged 3 - 5 years and is currently taking enrolments. For more information, contact the Director, Rashifah Kamsan on 4943 1616.