Researchers agree that those who can problem solve, think creatively and work collaboratively have the best chances of success in tomorrow’s increasingly outsourced and automated job market. That's why we actively practice and teach these skills in our after-school classes, as well as developing skills in technology, engineering and design.
But it's not all so serious! Our workshops are also designed to be fun and practical to engage children who have already spent a full day at school. We want children to leave feeling energised through their creativity.
Activities include practical making challenges, invention challenges, building STEM machines, use of app design or movie-making software, and robotics kits. We will not necessarily cover all activities within one term and will try to tailor our classes to the interests and abilities of the children attending.
Christ the Saviour, Ealing
Tuesdays at 3:00
Inventors & Makers after-school club at the Broadway site will take place on Tuesdays.
In the weekly classes, we focus on developing problem solving, creativity and collaboration as we create our own inventions, take part in practical making activities and solve problems using online software.
What to expect from an Inventors & Makers after-school workshop
Weekly sessions of 60 or 90 minutes in an informal and relaxed environment
Varied activities from week to week using ideas from science, technology and engineering (STEM), including practical making challenges, themed problem solving and use of new technology such as robotics kits and iPad software
Focus on developing children's problem-solving and collaboration skills and improving their creativity through explicit teaching and practical activities
Experienced teacher leading small groups of students in developing new skills
Development of a growth mindset in children by encouraging perseverance to overcome challenges
Weekly parental updates and feedback, including photos where appropriate
What Parents are Saying
A brilliant and much needed concept for young children to explore their creative genius! Just wish this was part of school life for all children.
A. Odhavji, parent
My children had an amazing time and are desperate to do it another time. Also it seems to have achieved the miracle of tiring them out, something not many activities have achieved!
F. Sandford, parent
My son came home fizzing with excitement. He said he'd had a brilliant time and from all his chatting I could see he had learnt a lot too. We can't wait for more courses. Highly recommended!!
S. Grewal, parent
The Serious Bit....
Class leader, Laura Cross, is a qualified and experienced teacher.
She has an enhanced DBS (criminal record) check and pediatric first aid training.
All classes are fully insured and a risk assessment is carried out prior to each session.