During Science Week, the art room was transformed into The Institute of Imagination – a space that encourages experimentation, collaboration and innovation. The week encouraged a cross-disciplinary approach to learning with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.
All the boys from Reception to Year 6 have had to apply for a job at the institute and to put their interest in the chosen field to use.
The ideas that have been explored throughout the week were directly linked to an essential question or a particular problem. The STEAM approach to learning was fully embraced by the boys, who were seen to take thoughtful risks, engage in collaborative learning and find their voice in the creative process.
Tinkering in great STEAM style led to air-powered flying cars, Smart Cities (Internet of Things and AI), Mars and Jupiter rovers and much more. The week offered the boys a wide range of skills that are fundamental to all 21st century learners. We want them to be resilient and able to think critically, ready for the jobs of the future.