The students of Kambora Public School in the suburb of Davidson NSW have just begun their S.E.A.T Project participation in collaboration with the students from Royal North Shore Hospital School NSW.
We split our students into groups of 4 and led them into a classroom where we had laid out the SEAT kits without the instructions or packaging.
It was interesting to see the way different groups approached the build. The most successful, sat back and looked at everything carefully and then worked as a really cohesive group. Others charged in and started hammering dowel pegs into any hole that fit and found they had to pull a lot apart when they had many pieces left over. Only 2 of our 13 groups asked for the instructions and they ended up taking longer than the others.
The post build reflection was valuable in discussing the benefits of cooperation and effective teamwork skills.
All students (and teachers) are looking forward to continuing the literacy and values lessons this Term!”
Jacob Leslie & Richard Goodwin – Year 4 & 5 teachers, Kambora Public School NSW