|Acting Headteacher Mrs Robson introducing the day.|
If you haven’t heard of STEAM Co. before, it is an organisation that promotes all of the qualities of STEM with a big extra A, for Art. This doesn’t restrict art to what we traditionally think of when we hear ‘art’, but more along the lines of what Seth Godin says, “Art is what we call it when what we do might connect people.” The ‘Co.’ also refers to a few different, but just as important, things - such as collaboration and community.
|Nick explaining the inspiration behind STEAM Co.|
Children were free to visit whichever workshop they liked, whenever they liked. There were no restrictions to allow a free flow of creativity and excitement. The sweltering heat didn’t stop anyone - whether outside or in. I particularly liked the ‘passport’ idea as this encouraged children to visit a variety of activities to get their stamps and fill out the letters on their ‘spotters’ section to spell out a message.
|Sugata's talk to conclude the day.|
I’ll also write a post all about our workshop soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that! It was all about encouraging the children to create their own activities for iPads with Thinking Kit. Seeing the look on their faces when they transformed their ideas and research into an app-like activity for iPads was amazing! I’ll be sharing some of their activities with others.
|Lewis creating a Thinking Kit task.|
For more details on STEAM Co, visit their website or follow them on Twitter.