Exposure to STEM related concepts is key to promoting a love for Science and Technology, but also enables children to become more confident in these fields. We believe that every child has an innate ability to grasp and understand complex Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics concepts.
Our STEM Holiday Clubs are designed to allow children to explore STEM topics with a fun, interactive, and hands-on approach, while incorporating experimentation, song and play. The clubs explore a different topic each day and typically run for between 1 and 2 weeks every major school holiday. We invite your child to join the fun at the Blairgowrie Recreation centre or the Lemon Tree in Craighall Park. See below for further details on our latest/upcoming Holiday Clubs for 2019.
74% of South African companies struggle to fill engineering roles and less than 10% of young women are interested in STEM careers! We face an unprecedented need to change stereotypes and our aim is to equip our children with the skills required to be relentless in the pursuit of knowledge and learning so as to stay relevant in our current Digital Age. We want to change those stats.
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Our next Fun Holiday Clubs will run during the December 2019 school holidays. See the links below for further details and to book:
There are 3 holiday programs running this December 9-13.
- STEM Fun Holiday Program (Venue: The Lemon Tree Craighall Park, 09:00-12:30) CLICK HERE for more information and booking
- Robotics Holiday Club (Venue: Blairgowrie Recreation Centre, 09:30-11:30) CLICK HERE for further info. and to reserve your space
- HOME AUTOMATION 101 (Venue: Blairgowrie Recreation Centre, 09:30-11:30) CLICK HERE to book early and avoid disappointment
Our STEM Fun and Robotics holiday programs are made up of 5 days of activities. Each day is completely self-contained, so kids can attend any day(s) of interest to them. Our Home Automation course is a 5 day program:
|Date||Day Theme||STEM FUN Holiday Program (Age 5-10yrs)
|Mon: 9 Dec||What’s Watts?||Explore electricity through exciting experiments!|
|Tues: 10 Dec||Chemistry X||More exciting experiments with Explosions and Chemical reactions!|
|Wed: 11 Dec||Wonderful Water||Learn about water science in microscopic detail as we test and purify w ater in the spruit|
|Thurs: 12 Dec||Riveting Robots||An exciting introduction to the world of robotics and additive manufacturing!|
|Fri: 13 Dec||Fun with Finance||A fun introduction to the science of economics!|
|Date||Day Theme||ROBOTICS Holiday Program (Age 8-12yrs)
|Mon: 9 Dec||LEGO Logic||Build Basic Bots|
|Tues: 10 Dec||Mindstorms Mania||Develop Logical Thinking|
|Wed: 11 Dec||Sphero Mission Zero||Enhance Problem Solving|
|Thurs: 12 Dec||Dastardly Drones||Understand Design|
|Fri: 13 Dec||Microbit 101||Learn to Code|
|Date||Intro to IoT||Home Automation 101 (Age 13-17yrs)
|Mon-Fri: 9-13 Dec||14:30-16:30 daily||Build and take home your own home automation devices|
STEM Fun Holiday Program Details – Each day includes:
- Hands-on experiments and learning activities
- Fun, educational songs
- A snack of sandwiches, juice and fruit
- A photo of the child, specific to the theme of the day.
Classes are 4 hours long and run in the mornings, from 08:30 to 12:30
Classes are conducted in a secure environment. A child-minder is also on hand at all times to provide assistance.
Classes are limited in size, so booking is essential.
Prices per Child:
- Daily Rate: R220 per day OR
- Any 3 or more Days: R180 per day OR
- The full 9 Days: R150 per day