What do we do?
introducing technology to young minds...
Co-developed by an electronics engineer and a primary school teacher, the MiniSparx program is sensitive to the needs of the age group (8-12) while being technologically relevant.
All staff have valid Working With Children checks and we maintain a 1:5 teacher to student ratio for exceptional attention to each child.
Our programs incorporate the award-winning littleBits technology kits.
The skills in demand in the future lie at the intersection of technology and humanity. While computer coding is a valuable skill, we still need to teach our children the importance of team-work, as well as how to solve problems in the real world.
MiniSparx is a unique program full of guided self-discovery and exposure to the amazing world of robotics. Aimed at children aged 8-12, we focus on capturing the imagination with graduated challenges that provide gratification at each stage.
MiniSparx participants will form teams with their peers and work together to understand the capability of technology, and how it can be applied to solve challenges.
So What does a MiniSparx Workshop look like?
Team based creative problem solving.
Controlling sound, light and movement to solve challenges.
Practical experimentation with physical building blocks.
What you’ll get:
Interpersonal skill development in a problem solving environment.
An appreciation of the ability to manipulate the physical world with technology.
Practical problem-solving and experimentation experience.
A personalised MiniSparx certificate to take home.
While healthy snacks will be available throughout both days, please provide your child with a packed lunch.