An Empty Plot
The Plot Unravels
The Plot Thickens
The Plot Is Abandoned
LSS, the caravans weren't caravans at all but pre-fab buildings that are plastered on the outside and set into the ground. Each one (there are two kindergartens on the plot) has it's own reinforced concrete room (a.k.a. bomb shelter) attached and a playground at the front with climbing equipment and a sandpit.
Inside, they are enormous, with cloakrooms, toilets, a kitchen, a stockroom, shelter cum office, and enough space for all those essential kindy-corners (playhouse, library/reading, art, etc...) as well as a huge activity area. We lucked out. It was certainly worth the wait.
In the end they started building right at the end of September and it took them exactly two months. Below is a photo-diary of the progress at each stage, taken from my balcony.
Meanwhile, today at 08.30 the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barakat (possibly the best looking mayor in the world - eat your heart out Boris!) is coming to an official opening. The children will be performing the songs and dances they did at the Genesis Party last week. We are all invited but after DD's non-cooperative attitude it's probably best if I don't go - I know she joins in better when I'm not there. So I'll try and catch Nir arriving from the balcony and keep away.
|The original playground (don't worry they have two more playgrounds in the school).|
|The playground was dug up in August.|
|I got very excited when they started digging but then nothing happened for a month.|
|At the beginning of October they laid the foundations for the reinforced rooms.|
|The reinforced concrete rooms were built first.|
|Then the pre-fab unit arrived.|
|I thought it would be small but nice.|
|But they added another unit.|
|Ok, this is a good size I thought.|
|And then more units arrived.|
|It was cool to see it put together.|
|Wow, it's enormous!|
|The climbing toys arrive!|
|And here it is all plastered and finished.|
|Nir Barakat, Mayor of Jerusalem, arrives for the opening.|
Right he's better looking than Boris Johnson?