These 3 schools were visited to see the impact of learning through play using the Six Bricks tool. The children were engaged and definitely having fun!
CFE and the LEGO Foundation visited this parent/child workshop that took place at the Afrika Tikkun Centre in Diepsloot. It was wonderful to see how the parents engaged and played with their children. There is no cost to play - you have everything you need.
Luba Schotter ran a 3 hour training session in Durban for a number of organisations and ECD centres. The participation level was high and practitioners enjoyed being creative builders.
The Foundation Phase Initiative (FPI) has kicked off in the Free State. Fifteen delegates from the province joined for a day of Six Bricks fun, exploring, learning and finding out what this tool can bring to the FP classroom.
The Foundation Phase teachers at Lion Park School are starting to use Six Bricks in their teaching and learning. The children are enjoying the fun and playful activities.
Care for Education is partnering with PEN to provide resources for the ECD centres they are working with in Pretoria inner city. PEN takes the teachers from these centres on a journey, to upgrade and resource their creches, and to positively impact the teaching and learning taking place. CFE visited PEN and an ECD centre to see the wonderful work that teachers are doing using Six Bricks.
The 6th Annual Township Robotics competition took place in Atteridgeville. 150 learners from five different schools participated, with eager parents supporting and cheering!
The Foundation Phase teachers received a second round of training for Six Bricks. The training had a specific focus on improving literacy and reading. Teachers also did activities that linked Six Bricks directly with the CAPS curriculum.
Many teachers from Parktown Girls High School let their hair down and played! They experienced Six Bricks as a tool to encourage the development of skills and competencies beyond the curriculum.
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.
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