Kids take charge of construction challenges

Children at Ronald McDonald House (RMH) and the Hospital School have been expanding their engineering skillsets with some help from builders of The Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW) Stage 2 redevelopment project.

In recent visits to the RMH learning centre and Hospital School classroom, the builders from Roberts Co and Kane Constructions had the opportunity to connect with some of the children and families which they are building the future hospital facilities to support, and take part in tower building activities under the direction of the young construction managers.

CHW Hospital School Assistant Principal Noelene Callaghan said theses visits are an engaging way for children to learn about the future hospital.

“Students always enjoy having visitors to the classroom, and this is a great way for them to build their awareness of the future hospital and gain insight into careers in engineering and construction,” Ms Callaghan said.

As part of the $619 million Stage 2 Redevelopment of CHW, Roberts Co is delivering the new 14-storey Paediatric Services Building and Kane Constructions is delivering the new Multi Storey Car Park, ‘KidsPark’ forecourt and upgrades within the hospital.