Kirkcolm Primary School

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P5-7 Visit the Stranraer College

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Connecting with our community partners, DG STEM and DG College, our  boys and girls along with P5-7 from Portpatrick and Leswalt primaries went along to our local college to participate in a carousel of workshops to develop their skills and experiences.

The children used their computational thinking skills through coding robotic Sphero balls.  With its advanced sensors, programmable LED matrix, and innovative technology, our students were able to to explore their creativity, coding skills, and inventiveness. We practiced controlling our Spheros using speed and direction. We also adjusted variable settings for led arrays. We extended our learning to explore coding blocks to control our Sphero direction using angle, speed and time too! 💻👩‍💻⌨

Next on the agenda was a session on Using Tools For Construction. There was lots of enthusiasm to wield the hammers. We learned how to safely use different saws and hammers to construct a marble run. Working cooperatively, there was lots of evidence of planning, measuring, sawing and gluing to make our board puzzles. Everyone demonstrated collaboration, negotiation and cooperation skills throughout.
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Finally, the boys and girls visited the Childcare department. Here we explored a range of activities to develop social, mental, motor and artistic skills through a range of games and crafts. 🎨🖍🎭

Our thanks to DG College childcare staff and students for planning a great session, to the catering team for accommodating us and to Mrs Heron college manager for inviting us to visit. Thank you also to Miss Creighton and Mrs Hall from DG STEM for a great day!

UNCRC Rights of the Child – Article 29 Aims of Education

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