Aims of the project
To support and encourage the use of STEM activities
To run a collaborative activity involving older pupils, pupils from AHS and pupils from Nash Mills working together in mixed groups
To celebrate the teams achieving a built final product that conforms to the success criteria given
Background and goals
Nash Mills is a long standing partner school of Abbot’s Hill and the pupils in both schools have been working collaboratively on many projects. This has become a yearly event run by the school and this year the school bought enough KNex sets to run the workshop independently.
venue, KNex kits, resources, supervision, preperation
It was lovely to see our pupils so engaged with the activity - the level of excitement when they saw the sails of their models turning was a delight. The allocation of various roles from designer to construction engineer was a great idea, but the overall benefit concerned the teamwork, both between our pupils and those of Abbott's Hill Year 6 girls. The leadership of some of their older peers was very good. One of our special needs children was totally engaged with his task and as a result was very animated on the walk back to school.
"That was brilliant, the best DT lesson ever!"
Rosie Washford Mower
Nash Mills C of E Primary School
29 Year 6 pupils from Nash Mills School