Virtual STEAM DAY

VIRTUAL STEAM DAY

St Faithians Assemble!

With their electronic devices rebooted St Faithians across South East Kent returned to school. Not school as they know it, but they were still at school and back into the safety-net of our St Faith’s community!

With social distancing now firmly in place and a new platform for teaching decided upon, we thought long and hard about a way of introducing OneNote to the children and parents whilst also having a creative and fun start to the term. Once more, it was STEAM to the rescue.

Children in Years 1 – 6 were introduced to OneNote and joined millions of people around the world by celebrating Earth Day. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the annual event and covered the topic of climate action.

With all of us unable to see extended family and friends we challenged the children to contact someone older than them over FaceTime or Zoom. They were then tasked with having a climate conversation, comparing one of the following three topics: food, transport or weather and asking what was it like, back in the day.  The results were amazing! We had Grannies, Nannies, Nanas, Great Aunts, Parents, Grandma Wendy and even Mr Groves contacted. As a school community our questions travelled around the world to relatives as far flung as America and Australia.

The children recorded their conversations in OneNote and all came up with their own climate action, which they could implement to combat climate change.  We have added a selection of their work below. The activity clearly caught children’s imaginations! Holly even wrote a letter to the Prime Minister – fantastic! We can’t wait for his response.

All in all, it was a great a success. Everyone improved their understanding of OneNote, thanks to Mr Dunn’s excellent tutorials, and the children were able to let their creativity run wild.  I wish you all the best for the term ahead and thank you all for your efforts in STEAM.  You’re all climate heroes and we value each and every one of you!

 

A message from Mr Andrews