Lagos - Holiday Summer Camps are over as schools resume a
new academic session on Monday after parents shopped for back-to-school items
for their kids.
While Kids prepared to return to School for the 2015/16
school year, one Summer Camp kept its participants dreaming for a long time.
The Summer of Dreams Camp, organized by Inspiring
Aspirations Media stood out of the pack. Participants were introduced to STEAM
Education Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and the Skills of
the Future outside the four walls of the classroom.
Subjects and activities included Robotics, Design thinking,
Coding, Financial Literacy, Mathletics, Arts and Crafts, Creative
Writing/Poetry, 3D Puzzles, Fitness & Dance, Play at the Park and Fun Days
at Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos and Ice Cream Factory Lagos. One of the
attractions for the Kids was making their own Mini Cooper Cars with Cardboard.
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According to the organisers, Inspiring Aspirations Media,
Summer of Dreams was set up to nurture a new generation of creative thinkers as
well as address gaps in the school curriculum. The yearly event is designed to
inspire creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration &
teamwork, awareness, digital literacy and global citizenship in Kids.
In their words, “we take kids on a self-directed learning
adventure outside the four walls of the classroom. The kids are exposed to
various learning materials and experiences which help them think, learn and do
better in school and life. We are spurring a love for learning, imagination,
innovation and play.”
The organisers of the Camp have recently been selected as
one of the 100 New Imagination Chapters in the World by Imagination Foundation
(a charity inspired by Caines Arcade). They will host the Global Cardboard
Challenge in Lagos, an annual event that celebrates child creativity and the
role communities can play in fostering it. The event will hold next month.
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