DEDICATED LEARNING CENTRE @ WINMALEE – 29a Singles Ridge Road, Winmalee
Build-A-Mind currently has three after school S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) classes running in Winmalee. The classes cater for multiple age groups and skill levels and are 90 minutes long, including pack up time. Classes run from 4pm – 5:30pm on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon for 8 weeks of the standard school term.
Build-A-Mind S.T.E.A.M classes are unique and operate under a very different model to other after school activities. The sessions are primarily child led and whilst each term has an assigned theme, the children define their own learning. They are free to choose from a variety of tools, materials and technology and to develop their own creative ideas. There are no pre-defined learning goals, other than to expand on what was known or done before. We are primarily focused on social interaction, knowledge sharing, confidence building and creative expression. This approach ensures that children remain engaged and are able to transfer and apply their skills to their daily lives.
Throughout the term, they will get the opportunity to express their creativity and learn some key engineering concepts whilst building set models as well as their own unique designs. Gears, axles, wheels, pulleys and motors form part of their building arsenal and we encourage the use of other materials that can be found in and around the home, as this helps the kids to transfer the skills they learn to other environments.
Children are also provided with the opportunity to learn about and incorporate electronics, coding, robotics and other technology into their projects.
HAWKESBURY LEISURE & LEARNING CENTRE @ RICHMOND – 114 March Street, Richmond
Build-A-Mind currently has an after school Lego Robotics class running on Wednesdays. This class is for children 9+ and is focused on learning to build and code Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robots. Each class is a succession of the prior class and as such, a full term’s attendance is necessary. Children work in pairs to help develop collaborative skills and are actively encouraged to problem solve and seek their own solutions to challenges, rather than being given one specific correct method to perform a task. Resilience and persistence are required.
Classes run from 4pm to 5:30pm for 8 weeks of the school term.
- Only suitable for S.T.E.A.M classes
- No commitments
- Same great activity choices
- Great for “bring a mate” play dates
- Can help specific skill acquisition