New Project for 2020!
With support from John Lyon’s Charity, we are starting a new project engaging school children and families with their locality through a series of exciting STEAM projects, each one investigating an important local issue.
School children will choose a relevant topic to explore over six sessions, research it during outside visits and consulting relevant professionals. Participants will make/design their own solutions to express their views and these will be presented as physical models, artwork or digital outputs at the end of each school project.
STEAM is an educational approach to learning using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths as access points for student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. The end result is students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem solving, embrace collaboration and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders and learners of the 21st Century!
Creative, Communicative, Collaborative
So what’s been happening in 2020?
Due to the coronovirus outbreak, our delivery of the project in schools and with community groups was unfortunately affected. However, so far in 2020 we have been able to deliver:
- Urban STEAM play activities at Wormholt Primary School in Easter holidays (see summary below)
- Urban STEAM activities for the Go Wild Summer Playscheme in Hammersmith and Fulham with referred children from 20 families
- Year 5 of Old Oak Primary started the project in September 2020 Catch up with what they have been doing in our news blogs
Easter STEAM Activities at Wormholt Primary School
We started working with some key worker children at Wormholt Primary during the Easter holidays.
During the sessions, children had the chance to make light pictures using photographic paper, paper planes and spinners, flags and chalk pictures as you can see in the pictures below.