Families Dare to Discover

POSTED BY The Wellington School ON April 13, 2017 IN

Lower school students and families dared to participate in a day devoted to discovery. For the last few weeks, kindergartners through 4th graders were invited to engage in a design-thinking challenge to consider a problem and then create a solution, using recycled materials if possible. Ideas encompassed a wide range of possibilities from robots and dolls made from recyclable products found at home to a magnetically-powered hoverboard. Some students designed their own apps, coded original computer games, or circuit boards, while other creations used needle and thread.

In the evening, families were invited to attend the Discovery Dare event in which they could travel through the school, stopping at various STEAM activity stations. Parents and children put their design thinking to the test building, painting, constructing, and catapulting creations. Lower school teachers Gina Spicer P ‘24 ‘26, Debra Parkes P ‘26 ‘28, and Nami Stager ‘30 did an outstanding job organizing and leading the adventure in discovery. It was terrific family fun for everyone!

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Lower School Discovery Dare Evening 2017

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