Not knowing anything about the exhibition, the children were filled with curiosity from the outset. This skill was enhanced through opportunities to explore through questioning, active discovery and by being artists. They celebrated their belief in themselves as artists and became architects of a new environment by creating an installation in their classroom.
All children were involved in the processes and became “crew” not “passengers”. The stewardship of their creation continued with decision making about building materials, construction techniques and problem solving.
Change can be tangible and the children can be curators of that change. It can arise from experiential and imaginative moments and be harnessed for a variety of purposes.