A visit to St Peters Girls Prep to see how robotics and coding is integrated into the school day. This was followed with a visit to an ECD centre in Kyasands
Wonderful morning spent in Atteridgeville with the LEGO Foundation visiting Esikhisini Primary School and Granny Garages.
Much laughter today - the FP teachers from Blair Atholl Primary school were introduced to the Six Bricks mats.
The first Level 2 training of the year and the participants delved a little deeper into the treasures found in a DUPLO Play Box.
CREST (Centre for Remedial Education and Support Therapy) is a remedial centre that provides learning support to children from Grade R to Grade 7 who require full time remedial support. They will be introducing Six Bricks into their teaching and learning.
Let's Play! Practitioners from Inner City Mission, Lindokuhle, Kgotso Day Care and Africa Food for Thought.
So the new year begins.... these teachers travelled all they way from Potch to learn about Six Bricks. They can't wait to get the learners playing!
Diepsloot centres graduated with the UpliftED program and Duplo was a big part of the training. It always put smiles on faces and was a great way to open minds before theory!
The LEGO Foundation partners from South Africa, came together at the Irene Country Lodge, to share insights and stories about what they have been up to over the past year.
Brent Hutcheson conducted a presentation for students studying Positive Psychology. Great fun as they actively engaged with manipulatives.
Care for Education was hosted by ORT SA Cape and completed a Play Box Level 1 and 2 and Six Bricks Level 1 training. Wonderful to have many different organisations attending and then taking back what they have learnt to the children they are caring for.
Education students, studying correspondence through UNISA, joined the CFE team for a morning of playful learning and fun. They were challenged with Six Bricks and a few problem solving activities using LEGO.
Facilitators and educators from Help 2 Read and Summerhill Prep School, completed the Play Box Facilitator Course.
We enjoyed a visit to the Takalani Sesame parent/child workshops in Braamfontein. Wonderful engagement and loads of fun! You can play anytime, anywhere!
Taking Six Bricks further ...... special focus on spatial awareness and orientation, language and executive functions.
The Level 2 Play Box training shows how to integrate playful teaching and learning with the CAPS and NCF curriculum.
The Six Bricks Deep Dive course is about stepping out of your comfort zone and exploring what else you can do with just Six Bricks and a few additional, fun resources.
Teachers from Afrika Tikkun centres participated in the Play Box training workshop. Loads of fun and lots to take back to their classes.