S.T.E.A.M COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
You may or may not have heard the word S.T.E.A.M in education circles. This means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. The government has just incorporated a new lens within the Technology Curriculum for Digital learning including teaching children about the language of the digital world.
For Greytown School and the Greytown Coding Club, they have taken their S.T.E.A.M programme to the next level with the incredible assistance, generosity and funding of the Greytown Trustlands Trust. With their support, the Greytown Coding Club and School have been able to purchase 13 robots and 5 drones as a community education project.
This term Mrs Hodgkinson (and a few other keen teachers!) has already started to teach their Kahikatea (Years 5-6) and Kauri (Years 7-8) Syndicate students about the power and fun of coding and robotics; while Julian Downs teaches kids and parents on a Tuesday night at Code Club.
Together on Saturday 5th May they showcased their new robots, drones and coding programme at the new annual Greytown School Space and Science festival. This was attended by over 750 people throughout the Wairarapa and Wellington area. Children and adults alike worked together or alone to problem solve how to navigate robots around courses, around chair legs or around each other using coding or an m-Bot App. It was a huge success and everyone is keen to learn more!
If you would like to join the Greytown Coding Club then come along every Tuesday night 6.15-7.15pm during the school term to Greytown School.