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.

Support your community by viewing your local businesses

Please wait

You will be able to read the article in 5 seconds

Thank you for supporting your local community

You may now read the article

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

Yesterday, 10:46
Rose Hill at her Top Drawer pop up

An Islington designer who makes people’s pets famous has put her unique stamp on Christmas cards to help sick children.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Islington's Borough Commander Gerry Campbell Pic: Dieter Perry

A new crack police team designed to wipe out violence within the family will be launched on Monday.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Richmond Trew

A “notorious pickpocket” who was banned from using the tube has been jailed for six months after breaching his ASBO to steal a purse.

Friday, November 21, 2014
MP Emily Thornberry: 'I grew up on a council estate'

An Islington MP has resigned from Ed Miliband’s shadow cabinet after her tweet of a house draped with England flags saw her branded a ‘snob’.

Most read news

The final GP in the UAE may not have been a thriller, but it did kind of sum up the season for a lot of drivers.

Protesters have been warned they are banned from setting up camp at the landmark.

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

From Britain First’s Facebook posts, you would assume they’d won the Rochester by-election. They didn’t, but they’re claiming it anyway.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition