January 2018 School Holiday Workshops & Maker Space

Our Workshops and Maker Space are held at Mamre Anglican School, 45 Bakers Lane Kemps Creek.

Our next Holiday Workshops & Maker Space will be held from Wednesday 17 January to Thursday 18 January 2018. Bookings are now open.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances workshops previously advertised on Friday 19 January have been cancelled. Bookings made for Friday will be refunded or moved to another day depending on the choice of the person who made the booking.

Go to our Western Enrichment Learning Lab Facebook page to see photos and video from our previous Workshops.

To book online click on any photo on this page and you will be redirected to our Trybooking site.book-online-now


Junior Robots – Kindergarten to Year 5

Wednesday 17 January 9.00am – only 6 spaces left!
Wednesday 17 January 2.00pm
Thursday 18 January 9.00am
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum group size: 20 students
Cost: $30

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Learn how to build and program robots using LEGO® WeDo Robotics. This introductory workshop is designed for students with no previous experience with LEGO WeDo. Students will work in pairs building at least two robots and programming them using a graphical coding language on laptop computers.book-online-now


Intermediate Robots – Years 3 to 6

NEW FOR 2018

Wednesday 17 January 2.00pm
Thursday 18 January 10.00am
Thursday 18 January 2.00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum group size: 12 students
Cost: $30

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This new workshop for 2018 uses the new LEGO® WeDo2.0 robotics system and is ideal for students who have already done our Junior Robots workshop in the past. Students will work in pairs building at least two robots and programming them using a graphical coding language on iPads. Robots are connected to the iPads using Bluetooth technology instead of wires, enabling robots to be mobile and move around without restriction.book-online-now


Robotics 1A – Years 4 to 8

Wednesday 17 January 9.00am
Wednesday 17 January 1.00pm
Duration: 3 hours
Maximum group size: 16 students
Cost: $45

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An introductory workshop designed for students with no previous experience (or very little experience) with LEGO Mindstorms. Students will work in pairs and work through a series of guided tutorial activities using a graphical coding language called LabView. This workshop gives students the foundational knowledge and skills they need for our EV3 FIRST LEGO League Challenge workshop or to use the EV3s in the Maker Space.book-online-now


EV3 FIRST LEGO League Challenge – Years 5 to 10 – Two Day Workshop

NEW FOR 2018

Wednesday 17 January 9.15am and Thursday 19 January 9.15am
Duration: 13 hours (6.5 hours each day – finishes at 3.45pm)
Maximum group size: 12 students
Cost: $140 (includes pizza lunch on the second day)

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Is your school entering the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) this year? Or perhaps you just enjoy LEGO, coding and are ready for a problem solving challenge. Students in this workshop will work in teams of up to 4 to complete a series of challenges from the 2016 FLL competition “Animal Allies”. This workshop is designed for students with some experience of Mindstorms, however participants without experience will participate in training tutorials for the first 2-3 hours to develop basic coding skills. Participants in this workshop need to bring their own lunch on Thursday. Pizza lunch will be provided on Friday. Please make sure any special dietary requirements are listed when booking.book-online-now


Licence to Build – PreK to Year 2 (minimum age 4 years)

Wednesday 17 January 1.00pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Maximum group size: 12 students
Cost: $14

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A special workshop for younger children to practice building with LEGO® bricks and earn their own LEGO® Builder’s Licence to take home! Students participate in a series of building challenges. Participants aged 4 or 5 years must have a parent or responsible adult remain during the workshop.book-online-now


Crafting with Minecraft – Years 2 to 8

Wednesday 17 January 11.00am
Thursday 18 January 11.00am
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum group size: 12 students
Cost: $30

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Minecraft is a very popular computer simulation game where participants craft virtual worlds. In this workshop students will be playing the game (creative mode) in a moderated environment within the safety of our own hosted Minecraft computer server and local area network (LAN). The only people who can access the game or interact with the students are the instructor and other students in this workshop.book-online-now


Minecraft Builder  – Years 2 to 8

Wednesday 17 January 9.00am
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum group size: 8 students
Cost: $30

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Do you love LEGO and Minecraft? This workshop combines both. Students will have access to a large variety of LEGO Minecraft kits. They can build using provided instructions or use their own creativity to build REAL virtual worlds to their own design. The Crafting with Minecraft workshop immediately follows this workshop, so it is possible to combine both for four hours of Minecraft fun with only two hours of screen time.book-online-now


Story Builder – Years 2 to 8

Thursday 18 January 2.00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum group size: 8 students
Cost: $30

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Create your own comic book using LEGO bricks and specialist software. Students will work in pairs or individually to storyboard their own stories using LEGO bricks. They then photograph their models and edit the images, add speech bubbles and special effects to create their own comic. Each student’s comic book will be saved on a USB stick, which they take home to keep and to print out their comic. The instructor for this workshop is a published comic book writer.book-online-now


Master Builder – Years 4 to 8

Wednesday 17 January 11.00am
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum group size: 8 students
Cost: $30

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Do you want to improve your LEGO building techniques? Students choose from 12 different LEGO Master Builder Academy kits to build and learn new building techniques at the same time. These kits are graded into four levels of complexity and were only ever released in the USA. Instruction book include tips to help make you a master builder!book-online-now


Maker Space – Years 4 to 8

NEW FOR 2018

Thursday 18 January 9.00am
Thursday 18 January 1.00pm
Duration: 3 hours
Maximum group size: 20 students
Cost: $30

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What is a maker space? A maker space is somewhere that you can tinker, explore, hack and create. New to WELL for 2018, our Maker Space is different to our regular workshops. Students will be free to explore the technology and materials that are available. There is no set activity or instructions. Students can focus on one activity the whole 3 hours or spend a small amount of time working on numerous activities. Our Maker Space staff will be there for students to ask for guidance or seek inspiration, but the beauty of the Maker Space is the freedom for students to explore and create using their own ideas.

Technology and materials available will include:

  • laptop computers
  • littleBits electronics components, including a Korg music synthesizer
  • a circuitscribe electronics maker kit and conductive ink pen
  • a Makey Makey board and leads
  • a Raspberry Pi board and leads
  • Tetrix robotics kits
  • LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics kits and expansion kits
  • LEGO WeDo robotics kits and expansion kits
  • LEGO Powered Mechanisms kits
  • LEGO Pneumatics kits
  • a LEGO Solar Energy kit
  • a huge assortment of Technics and standard LEGO bricks
  • LEGO board games
  • Strawbees prototyping materials
  • mouse trap racer materials
  • Play Doh
  • craft materials
  • paper aircraft construction guide and materials (students may keep and paper planes they construct)
  • Mensa puzzles and games
  • Questacon Mathematics games
  • and more!

Each Maker Space session is 3 hours. Students may be booked into both the morning and afternoon session on the same day and continue using the Maker Space during the one hour lunch break for no extra charge – that’s seven hours for only $60. book-online-now

 


 LEGO®, MINDSTORMS®, and WeDo™, are trademarks of the LEGO Group of companies, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse these workshops.