On Sunday 3rd November, 12 children from Year 6 and Year 7 met at Changi Airport to embark on an exciting opportunity to participate in the South East Asia Nord Anglia STEAM Festival in Thailand. After a smooth journey, the children arrived, excited, at their hotel. They rose refreshed and travelled to Regents International School, who were hosting the event. Over one hundred children from ten different schools were also in attendance.
During Day 1, the children had the chance to hear a talk about the Ford Raptor and how STEAM played its part in creating this car. They then had to solve a puzzle to find out which team they were in. The afternoon began with the children presenting their research on an extreme environment. This was linked to the second STEAM Challenge that has been set this year by MIT. Following this, they discussed and voted for the environment they wanted to create a camera device for. The children chose a range of extreme environments, including the ocean, volcanoes and the earth’s crust. In the evening, they learnt about Thai culture and enjoyed some delicious, fresh Thai food.
Day 2 began with reflecting on the work each team had completed so far. They then completed their prototype of their camera device and set up a stall to explain it as part of an end of festival expo event. Different teachers awarded MIT points for groups that displayed collaboration, creativity, problem solving, curiosity and resilience. A couple of our children were delighted to be part of the teams who were awarded the highest number of points!
It was a wonderful couple of days and the students were a credit to Dover Court.
Primary STEAM Leader