Many of our primary students took the opportunity to attend the University of Wollongong’s Little Learning Labs in the July school holidays. The program is designed for students who are looking for an intellectually challenging and fun experience.
The workshops are held over two days and cover a range of disciplines, presented by teachers with specialist training or a specific interest in gifted education. The workshop content is both rigorous and challenging, and is designed to stimulate the interest and curiosity of the academically gifted. This is an opportunity to socialise with peers and a chance to enjoy the facilities at the University.
Some of the activities included:
This creative and fun workshop focussed on imagining what life would have been like in medieval times.
In this workshop Art and Maths were shown to be best friends. It is possible to love both because they work so well together.
Digital media mania: Movie Moguls in the making
Students learned how to make engaging short movies and animations using pictures and videos from their own device.
“It was really enjoyable. I really loved the painting and the craft because we got really messy and we did lots of tearing up paper to make a beautiful collage.” Evangeline Hilaire Year 2
“It was very fun, I got to design and build my own 3D dream house. Mine had a rocket launcher and towering defence walls. I really enjoyed it.” Chase Andrews Year 2