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A REPORT OF THE KGS V-STEAM WINTER CAMP

20 Mar 2018

A REPORT OF THE KGS V-STEAM WINTER CAMP

Karachi Grammar School’s inaugural Winter Camp ‘V-STEAM’ concluded on the chilly evening of January 6th 2018, made warm with the company of the community that nourished it.  Students, parents, facilitators and staff mingled around a bonfire and shared experiences and insights. This was exactly what we had hoped to achieve with this pilot project of creating an alternate learning space as part of the Enrichment Programme – a community of learners. Please see the pictorial journey of this exciting event here.

 Values, Science, Technology, Art and Mathematics – drivers of the future of education led the design of the 3-day experience.  V-STEAM included experiences in cooking, drone building and flying, photography, coding, digital media, painting, radio production, 3-D modeling (including printing a robot) and woodwork.

Each day it was evident that the students enjoyed hands on experiences far more than theory based lectures. Whether it was kneading dough for a pizza, hosting a live radio show designing a circuit for an observation drone, our students were willing to go the extra mile to learn more and most importantly ask the right questions.

The feedback and learning achieved during V-STEAM will drive the KGS Enrichment Programme – evidence based, active learning is where students are best able to achieve a clear understanding of seemingly abstract concepts and ideas. Going forward, the arts and new media will also be a crucial part of the kind of literacy required of our students as they head to university.

The V-STEAM Summer Camp is envisaged from July 19th to July 27th 2018, where we hope to create more opportunities that will extend, empower and enrich the learning of our students. We will be collaborating with other leading co-curricular and STEM education providers to ensure a world class experience. We continue to seek your support for these meaningful and enabling initiatives.

 

Registrations for the V-STEAM Summer Camp will start in March. Details will follow.