The students of Year 5N from Matthew Pearce Primary School in Baulkham Hills have begun their S.E.A.T initiative. Megan Harris, their school Chaplain, is reporting the whole process. Here we share with you Session 1:
THE SEAT BUILD
The first lesson involved the students breaking up into groups of 3-4 and being introduced to the program. Once the students received their boxes they were faced with the challenging task of working out what they were building and how they were building it.
Considering the pieces were all hand made in a factory in Vietnam, not everything measured up perfectly. This caused a bit of frustration at times but it was great to see the students work as teams and troubleshoot in order to solve their problems.
At times there were teams who managed to put 3 legs on, only to realise that the forth leg didn’t fit in the last space so all legs needed to be removed and they had to start again!
The resilience shown and the determination to have this task completed was evident in the groups and we were very proud of their efforts.
The S.E.A.T Project is a great way for our students to work collaboratively and get hands-on with their learning. We look forward to the upcoming stages of this project and how we can be global contributors to the butterfly effect.