OPEN DAY: Toddler’s Inn Career Excursion to ArchXenus…
Career Excursions, or Open day as we call it in Archxenus, aim at allowing the end receiver to experience hands-on, what we do as a company. The purpose of opening our doors is not only for them to experience spaces but to interact with staff giving them a dynamic perspective of the job.
For us as a Company our main focus is to leave anyone that visits our premises with an indelible impression on possibilities: the ability to achieve greater height with a can do spirit.
Thursday 7th June, 2018, we were privileged to host the lilac class (4/5 year old) of Toddler’s Inn Nursery school at our office for a career focused excursion. They were received by staff once they were off their school bus and as toddlers, they mingled with no shy bone in them. It was soon time for their tour to begin and their tour guide, Ms Daisey the personal assistant to Principal Architect, was ready and able to show them round and answer any question they had.
They were taken through the entire building: right from the reception, to the meeting rooms, drawing offices, administration, and the nursery. One thing that caught my attention was the expression on their faces anytime they saw projects or designs we had done. It was interesting just wondering how their minds processed the design process or how a building is put up.
They were then received in the conference room to engage them in some exercises on architecture. Aspects of Architecture were explained to them and they had the opportunity to experience architecture in virtual reality. And boy! were they fascinated.
Groups were formed, three groups in all, and a task was given. Though guided by their dedicated teachers and our Architects, Philem and Eileen, our little architects clearly knew what they were about. They got to try their hands on the magic of sculpting buildings and we believe we just may have secured some future architects in the bag.
Their energy and response towards the least exposure to architecture reignites and rejuvenates that feeling I had when I was young…A sort of nostalgic feeling. Their charisma and excitement in reaction to very basic and simple things (in my eyes) in architecture. I realized children need guidance and mentoring especially at a young age to help shape their future…
~Philem Owusu, Project Architect~
What is an Archxenus experience without some real fun? Remember our little architects needed a break from work. Yes! They bounced all the architectural stress away and took picture perfect photos for their photoshoot session.
Departure is toughest once you’re having so much fun. It was time for our champs to leave and it was heart-breaking to watch their energies dim as they filed into their bus.
Our doors are always open to receive our Architects and young builders from Toddler’s Inn.