SETPOINT Devon & Cornwall
Programme of Workshops in Schools
A programme of Workshops delivered in 18 primary, secondary and FE schools
and Colleges in the 2 counties. This contract, to be repeated in following
years is for the region’s SETPOINT. Locations have included Plymouth,
Helston. Hayle, Truro, Perranporth, Ilfracombe, Bideford, and Barnstaple.
Workshops included the Giant Tetrahedron, Building Domes, Bridges and Making
Models. Over 500 pupils / students, age-range, 8 -17 years.
Sample Staff Evaluations
The Workshop is in line with our curriculum and ethos in the
School in the following ways:
Team building, and that as a ‘part’ you can
achieve much more that individually. It’s a good lesson
especially for those who struggle to work as a team, who
are ‘leaders’ and who want to express themselves.
Inheriting the world and using our knowledge to create,
and so leaving the world as we found it, or better.
Applying knowledge from different subjects, making links.
DT Structures scheme of work, Maths and shape
It might be nice to have an opportunity to use these ideas
to create other structures – it may be argued that this
Workshop should initiate such ‘creations’ in schools.
Orchard Vale Barnstaple
Excellent links with maths and DT. Our children recently worked
on the Shelters unit in DT and a Shape and Space unit of work.
Probably the most important aspects though are to do with collaboration, communication
and team work. Also very important concepts which were crucial included, trust
and confidence, both of which grew as the activity progressed.
I see the skills and concepts developed will assist in our Outdoor Ed Programme,
and our Raising Self Esteem Programme. An excellent session. The children got
an immense amount from it.
St Peter’s CE (VA) Plymouth
The Workshop was extremely well organised and well thought
out. The children were obviously engrossed in the task which
proves that it was suitably focussed. The children were very
aware of what they had learned and understood the object of the
task. It was great to work with the KS3 children. Can we have
Helston Community School
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