Deathtrap


Staying late after school one day, I went outside for a short break and noticed that the learners had created a new form of entertainment. It seems they had broken down some of the trashed desks and salvaged the skeletal remains. From there they interlocked the frames and hung them from a tree branch ala barrel of monkeys construction. At one point there were about 10 learners swinging wildly from this thing and I could see the tree shaking. I certainly appreciate the ingenuity but I feel like it is a little too rickety for disaster-free swinging. My guess is that this is also the reason why it is so popular. I would be curious to know if a sturdy tire swing would be as popular.
Socks and Underwear: Deathtrap

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Deathtrap


Staying late after school one day, I went outside for a short break and noticed that the learners had created a new form of entertainment. It seems they had broken down some of the trashed desks and salvaged the skeletal remains. From there they interlocked the frames and hung them from a tree branch ala barrel of monkeys construction. At one point there were about 10 learners swinging wildly from this thing and I could see the tree shaking. I certainly appreciate the ingenuity but I feel like it is a little too rickety for disaster-free swinging. My guess is that this is also the reason why it is so popular. I would be curious to know if a sturdy tire swing would be as popular.

1 Comments:

Blogger mrpresco said...

Tire swing would not be as popular. Remember when we would tie jump ropes to the rafters in our basement and swing around instead of going to the park and using the swings? Actually, now that I think about it, maybe Sarah and I did that and then made you swing from it first to test its strength...

April 21, 2010 at 1:46 PM  

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