Search

Youngsters build for the future at King’s Cross fun day

16:07 29 September 2012

Brothers Dylan and Felix Boddy, 3, get their hands dirty with tutor Anthony Stagg

Brothers Dylan and Felix Boddy, 3, get their hands dirty with tutor Anthony Stagg

Dieter Perry

Children had a fun-filled taste of life on a building site as they laid bricks and raced in miniature-sized diggers in a newly-built square.

Flo McNicol, 3, takes control of a real diggerFlo McNicol, 3, takes control of a real digger

The youngsters also embarked on a treasure hunt and a tow path walk as they were treated to a host of activities at the Digger Day in Granary Square, King’s Cross.

Anthony Stagg, from construction company Carillion, was on hand to help them have a go at real bricklaying – which he said they took quite a shine to: “Once they saw real bricks and mortar, that was it. We never stopped all day.”

The event was part of the Open House weekend that saw sites across Islington open their doors to the public.

Organised by developers Argent, the firm behind Granary Square, it also included interactive walks around the site and a chance to view the vibrant ‘skip’ gardens – moveable veg and herb gardens planted in builder’s skips by children from Islington.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

A new play chronicles the shocking story of sex predator Savile

‘Were there people in showbusiness who knew he was ‘dodgy’? Absolutely’

Yesterday, 15:26
Whittington Park - Google Maps

Group of about eight teens left 17-year-old in hospital after Whittington Park attack

Yesterday, 14:54
Conference on how start ups can make the most of collaborating with corporates

Start-ups were advised to be confident and know their worth when doing business with bigger companies at a conference about how they could effectively collaborate with larger corporates.

The Crest Academys Year seven boys and Year nine and ten boys and girls playing football at Arsenal Football Hub as part of a football and physics club

Arsenal use science to teach football-loving youngsters how to bend it with their brains

Most read news

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder