As in previous years, we were delighted to welcome Ann Larkham to the school to deliver the K’next Generation workshops. These workshops employ active learning to develop problem solving, communication, teamwork and critical thinking skills and offer an engaging and challenging way to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Enterprise.
This year, the challenge for P1-7 pupils was ‘Parasport Challenge’ where they had to design, build and test a racing wheelchair. The winning ‘wheelchair’ was built by Noah and Nelly – pictured below with their gold medals! The pupils really enjoyed this workshop with some of the pupils reporting back that they thought this was the best K’next workshop ever!
The next workshop ‘Under the Sea’ was for Nursery to P3 pupils. They had the opportunity to learn about, draw and build sea creatures out of Knex. Tamsin took up the challenge creating a whole ‘family’ of Tamsin fish! Calum created an octopus, inspired by the example provided. He also went on to create ‘Louie the Lobster’. Hamish created his own moving sea monster which had an ‘octo’ theme. Thomas and Noah showed excellent team work skills as they went about creating their own giant sea monster. They were thinking carefully about how they could get their sea monster to stand on his own two feet. So they had to carefully consider the balance of the design!