UOW Batemans Bay are conducting the University of Wollongong’s Early Learning Labs Program these October school holidays with more than 70 students coming from throughout the region enjoying the challenging, fun and innovative workshops, designed to offer students the ability to explore new ideas and new experiences.
The workshops began at the University of Wollongong (Wollongong) in 2012, and are in big demand among high-achieving students, with the number of participants increasing to over 1000 in July school holidays 2018. Learning Labs is an extension of the In2Uni Program which has been delivered in local schools since 2011. Learning Labs is a popular enrichment program, designed for students who are performing in the top 10%- 15% in their area of interest within their peer group, and are seeking a challenging and fun experience during the school holidays. All the workshops are held over two days, and are presented by teachers and experts with specialist training covering a range of diverse and innovative disciplines that are designed to challenge and stimulate the interest of the academically gifted.
Years 3 & 4: Learning Labbers were able to enjoy
· Dig it: An introduction to Archaeology
· Put yourself in the picture
· Lighten up the world
while Years 5 & 6 enjoyed workshops in:
· Momentum Mathematics
· An Enchanting Experience: 3D Theatre Props & Set-Making
· Capture the creative writer in you
Professor Paul Chandler, Executive Director of Early Start and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Inclusion & Outreach) said the Learning Labs helped to foster a lifelong love of learning among children.
"They gave keen students a chance to learn something different to what was covered during the school year, as well as an opportunity to meet like-minded kids.