We our planning to build a community on Minecraft. To begin, we brainstormed places in the community we would need or want.
Arwyn: Homes, a village. Because people need somewhere to live.
Claire: Hospitals. Because what if someone gets hurt or sick?
Keita: A school. People need to go to school.
Nora: A police station, because what if people rob people or something?
Adam: An airport, because otherwise people can't get there.
Minzhe: A candy shop. People like candy.
Nora: A gas station, because otherwise the cars can't run.
Johnny: A fire station. Incase there is a fire.
Teddy: Offices for the moms and dads to go to work.
Emma: A post office so people can send letters and parcels and things.
Arwyn: Hotels for when people come and visit.
Claire: A zoo.
Lucy: An aquarium.
Arwyn: An apartment complex.
Emanie: A bank, because people need to get money from somewhere.
Griff: A church, because sometimes people might have a problem or something and want to go and pray.
Claire: And for weddings. And baptisms.
Arwyn: And funerals.
Keita: A bakery.
Johnny: A restaurant. Because people need somewhere to go and eat out.
Lucy: A cinema. People like to go to the movies sometimes.
Keita: Tuition centres for people to go and learn after school.
Nora: A theme park.
Emanie: Shopping malls.
Johnny: A president's house. What's it called? The White House.
Minzhe: A playground.
Nora: A trampoline park.
Johnny: MRT stations. People need to get around if they don't have a car.
Griff: And taxi stands.
Claire: And bus stops.
Lucy: A book shop.
Nora: Or a library.
Lucy: A pet shop incase people need to buy things for their pets.
Johnny: The American Club.
Aubrey: A landfill and recycling plant so garbage doesn't end up on the ground or in the sea.
Emanie: A running track. People need somewhere to exercise.
Nora: And a gym.
Griff: And a bike path.
Minzhe: The beach.
Keita: A soccer field.
Nora: And a basketball court.
Johnny: And definitely we'll need roads!
Arwyn: It would be nice to have a river or something. For the fish and turtles and things.
Keita: And trees. Because without trees people cannot breathe, right?
Lucy: A place like the place you like to go, Ms Leah? What's the name? MacRitchie? A nature reserve.
Claire: And a Botanic Gardens.
Aubrey: Maybe a lake. And parks.
We decided to each pick a place we thought was essential and take responsibility for building it:
Claire: The hospital.
Emanie: A bank.
Aubrey: The landfill and recycling plant.
Arwyn: A village.
Keita: A school.
Griff: A church.
Adam: The airport.
Nora: The police station.
Johnny: The fire station.
Lucy: A grocery store.
Emma: A post office.
Minzhe: A gas station.
After writing our plans on paper, we built our buildings out of blocks.
We then sketched our designs with a front view and a bird's eye view.
After that, we took some cardboard to use as the land, painting on the land, a lake and roads.
Once it was dry, we each put our buildings where we thought they should be situated.