Interesting presentations and discussions reflecting on the implementation of the National Integrated Policy of 2015. Presentations by Marie-Louise Samuels from DBE and Isabella Sekawana from DSD. Thank you to Bridge for another great session.
Gauteng held their regional competition for WRO at the Tshwane University of Technology on the 3rd and 4th August. A number of teams showed their skills in WeDo, Explorer, Football and Regular categories.
The Foundation Phase teachers at Blair Atholl Primary are integrating Six Bricks and the Six Bricks mat into their school day. The children are loving the playful nature of the activities and every child is engaged!
The Facilitator Course provides practitioners with the facilitation skills and content to run Play Box Level 1 and 2 training sessions.
These participants have now completed all 3 levels of the Six Bricks training. The Deep Dive for Six Bricks encourages participants to find new and different ways to include this tool in playful learning.
Training for Six Bricks Level 2 took place in our new training centre. Great venue to spark the imagination!
The Foundation Phase teachers engaged in more activities which they will include in their teaching and learning. The teachers from this school are part of a developing community of practice around Six Bricks.
Care for Education was joined by international members of the LEGO Foundation to look at research and current projects relating to Six Bricks. The week's activities included visits to schools and ECD centres, presentations on current research involving Six Bricks, workshops, meetings looking at the next steps, and of course, a whole lot of fun.
Poplar Academy are doing awesome work with Six Bricks and the children are loving it! Such a special visit.
A few new ideas for the teachers from Crest Learning Centre. Crest is part of our Johannesburg Community of Practice group who are using Six Bricks in their classrooms. These teachers are passionate about helping children.
Never disappointed by our visits to schools and creches in Atteridgeville. Great to be able to share all the excellent work being done by teachers and practitioners with our guests from the LEGO Foundation. So good to see our guests engaging and playing with the children.
Curro Mamelodi opened its doors in January 2018. The teachers, under the guidance of Maud Langa, have started their Six Bricks journey.
Soren Holm and Lesley Holst from the LEGO Foundation visited South Africa for the first time. A quick meeting with some teachers at St Peters Girls' School and Allmighty Creche was part of their visit.
Katrine Bæk Larsen from Denmark, has a long standing relationship with Allmighty Day Care centre. She raised funds to buy resources for the centre and delivered these, much to the children's and teachers' delight!
Psychology Honours students and their lecturers, from the North West University, joined in a Six Bricks session.
Delegates from the Free State, Eastern Cape and Gauteng provincial Departments of Education came together for two days to discover and participate in a Six Bricks - learning through play workshop.
Poplar Academy have embraced Six Bricks in their school, working with children in Foundation and Intermediate Phase. Teachers joined in the Deep Dive to extend the knowledge base about learning through play and how to continue inspiring children with Six Bricks.
Evah Nkosi organised a LEGO Fun day for ten ECD centres in Atteridgeville. Two hundred children played the morning away, experiencing fun, social activities that kept them engaged. The teachers played along with the children and guided the activities. A very successful morning!
Participants from Hope Worldwide, The Little ABC's, 345 Nursery School, Scripture Union and Raphael Lok from Hong Kong, tackled a combined Level 1 and 2 session.
Such creative and imaginative ideas by the participants. The Play Box Deep Dive delves into how teachers can include playful teaching and learning into their curriculum.
"Empowering children to shape tomorrow" was the theme of the 2018 LEGO Idea Conference. Incredible to visit the LEGO House and mingle with 400 delegates all looking to make a difference in education.