Planning rooms where young people can meet
The eighth grade at Rindal School has a lot of work to do with proposals for informal meeting places for young people in Rindalshuset. Students follow the entire rebuilding project from planning to implementation. On Wednesday, they presented their plans to the municipal council.
The students worked on the project for a few hours each week after Christmas. The project was supported by the Lektor2 scheme, behind which is the Center for Natural Sciences. There is a prerequisite that there must be scientific elements in the project.
Thus received chapter A early Appointments, where they, among other things, calculated the area and budgeted for the solutions they identified. They have also used digital expertise, including digital floor plans. In addition, each group prepared a booklet containing a presentation of their solution.
When the development of Rindalshuset is officially approved by the municipal council, the students will, in fact, also apply for money to realize the plans. There are many opportunities to get support for this type of project. Thus the students follow the whole process from start to finish.
Youth informal meeting spaces are also part of the public health project in which the Rindal School is involved. NTNU is involved in the public health project, and one of the prerequisites is student participation.
The class came up with suggestions for different types of rooms they could think of as a meeting place, and then divided them into groups according to their interests. Some have planned a music booth, others have planned game rooms, and some have configured rooms with many opportunities for activities. They took as their starting point the architect’s drawing presenting proposals for the development of Rindalshuset, and designed the rooms the way they wanted. The groups further depicted their drawings by making small models, which they presented to politicians.
The arrangement with the “march of the fair” meant that the politicians and municipal representatives split into small groups of three or four, and took turns among the six different groups of students, to make each individual proposal. The idea was that the dialogue would be informal and that it would be easy to answer questions.
Mayor Vibeki Langley greatly appreciated seeing student proposals for meeting places. It hasn’t been decided whether there will be one or two Rindalshuset extensions, so it’s very good to see these proposals now, I thought.
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