We were delighted to welcome families in joining us for our Prep STEAM family event. It was wonderful to see so many happy smiles as parents, children and teachers learned together.
The STEAM challenge children and families were given, was to design a hat which met at least one of the following requirements; to be waterproof, sun resistant or wind resistant. Before we got started,we took part in a fun Quiz game！
We had to ‘work together’ in teams in order to decide upon a design and choose from the materials provided. Everyone had the same materials so it was fantastic to see so many different ideas being developed.
Once teams had created an initial design, we tested our hats to see if they met any of the requirements. Teams recorded these results to support them in reflecting on their designs and then used these to improve their designs further. Learning to reflect and improve is an invaluable life lesson and helps us to grow as individuals. STEAM activities support academic growth and early thinking and reasoning skills in this way.
Once the final designs were submitted by teams, it was time for the awards! Teams were awarded certificates for many different achievements ensuring students could be recognized, no matter which of the criteria they focused on. We were so proud to share in everyone’s achievements.
Finally, families and teachers enjoyed an afternoon snack together – thank you to PTA parents for helping to arrange this and thank you to everyone for joining in with this exciting activity!
After the STEAM Family Day, the design of the course, as well as the creativity and learning ability of the students, were praised by the parents!
We all enjoyed creating special memories with your children together.