The Big Build is a beloved interdivisional project that takes place every spring. This project was created by Miles Burton (HRS ’17) who spent four summers working with the Tinkering School where he brought hands-on design learning to kids of all ages.
During the month of May, a dedicated group of Head-Royce Seniors leads full-day design-build challenges for our Lower Schoolers. Each class of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders has a day dedicated to them, where they journey with their Senior guides across the street to South Campus to learn the use of power tools and then build something big and exciting. This hands-on project offers our Lower Schoolers the chance to use machines and hand-skills while collaboratively solving a complex design challenge.
Below you can learn about the specific Big Build projects for each grade level and see the Big Fun had by all.