The Initiative to Invent

 In Creativity, Education

A bunch of Bright Minds took the opportunity to Switch On during their Easter holiday break and spend 3 fun-filled days in our technology-fuelled lab!

From navigating the Neuron Kits (and their many engaging applications) to designing from their imaginations with Sketch Up, learners were able to put modern technology into a more playful perspective. These curious minds also took part in a scavenger hunt, where they associated objects found around the school with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and STEAM principals.

Some insightful and creative examples of this include:

  • A cup was associated with Technology because it had to be designed & built in a factory. This cup also represented Zero Hunger (Sustainable Development Goal #2) as water is used to cook food and is part of a healthy diet.
  • A brick was associated with Engineering because it formed the foundation of the school building. The brick represented many Sustainable Development Goals including Good Health & Quality Education (SDG3 & SDG4 – Building Hospitals & Schools), Innovation & Infrastructure (SDG9 – Rethinking the way we build things) as well as Sustainable Cities & Communities (SDG 11 – To form cities of the future).

By hosting learners of various ages, as well as schools, our facilitators noticed the value that this brought to teamwork activities and idea generation. When the third and final day came, new friendships were formed and a shy soul had even grown the confidence to share thoughts with the team.

We’d like to take this moment to thank all of those that made the holiday fun possible. From the bright smiles and engaged minds, it is safe to say that our first Holiday Club of 2018 was a success!

If you are keen for another educational adventure or missed out on the holiday fun, be sure to sign up to GO Lab’s Term 2 Extramurals!

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