Invention sheds- ‘Sheducator’

working with opened, recycled and natural materials


Newburn Primary, : Broadwood Primary,-Newcastle                                   Marden Middle, Whitley Bay                                                                                                                      Baillio, Jubliee, Whitehouse, Hadrain Park, Amberly – North Tyneside, Cambois Primary – Northumberland.                                                                                                      Hilton Primary Academy, Cruddas Park Early Years Centre-Newcastle.                  

An Invention Shed is a custom designed shed, installed on a school site to act as a mini The House of Objects, and creative workshop space. Invention Sheds bring the House of Objects approach, expertise and materials to a school. The project aims to enhance primary school teaching in innovation, STEM, creativity and critical thinking. The ‘Sheducator’ works closely with school staff, training them to use the shed facilities and develop their confidence in running open ended creative projects

 I was involved in the set up and development of the House of objects. Now a CIC ‘House of Objects’ inspired by the strong UK tradition of scrap stores as well as the Italian ‘Remida Centres’ uses its extensive facilities to inspire environmental awareness. I now work on many of their projects as a creative enabler supporting children’s learning using recycled objects and open-ended materials and am one of their ‘Sheducatiors’.                                                                                                                              D