Seeking Donations of your junk

September 12th, 2018
We are conducting workshops with primary school children where we will be using old toys and discarded electronics. The children will be taught how to use tools and then they will have fun pulling apart the toys & electronics, in the meantime learning a lot about the use of tools, electronics, materials and how things are made. We need lots of things to pull apart. Please check your cupboards for any dusty electronics, toys that are no longer being used, things that you’re about to throw out. These all have great value for our workshops.
Also any old tools that you can spare would also be greatly appreciated, screwdrivers and pliers in particular.
Please reply to this post organise delivery and/or pick up.
Any contribution, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.
Thank You
Greg Giannis

STEM through play: St Stephens Primary School

September 7th, 2018

Thank you to the wonderful staff and brilliant grade 3/4 students at St Stephens Primary School for allowing me, Lisa and Susan to run a simple STEM workshop. We demonstrated what we hope to do at Reservoir Neighbourhood House if we are successful in our funding application for the Victorian government’s pickmyproject initiative. The projects with the most votes will get the funding so please help by voting for us:

https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/rounds/pick-my-project/ideas/learning-through-play-creativity-and-technology

You can only vote if you select Reservoir, 3073 or neighbouring suburbs as your area.

20180905_114138Intense concentration and engagement characterises these sessions. The children are highly motivated as they guide their own learning through playful exploration and experimentation. Simple and inexpensive resources comprise discarded electronics, toys, and basic tools. No expensive, off the shelf gadgets, no restrictive procedures, simply safety and fun. 20180905_114046