Each week presents a different challenge which calls on students to twist their brains and research about the topic or problem presented to them.
From hands-on SCIENCE experiments, ARTS and HUMANITIES to SOCIAL games and activities the EXPLORERS programme aims to encourage knowledge acquisition and idea sharing within a fun and creative environment.
The STEAM Model
In an ever changing world, abundant of knowledge children need no longer be told what to study. Rather our aim is to teach students How to Learn in order for them to learn to Think rather than just be consumers of technology and information.
As our aim is not to predict the outcome of human achievement but rather to create the right environment for individual growth to take root.
All of EXPLORERS’ weekly activities and workshops follow the STEAM Model which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. The basic model of STEAM based education is to teach kids to bridge subjects and problem solve during hands-on activities. The idea behind this is to have children learn in an multidisciplinary and creative approach rather than by subject (ex. Maths, Languages or History as stand-alone subjects).
This creative approach allows students to use and apply knowledge from different domains towards different solutions or to simply come up with different ideas. It encourages students to think more broadly about real-world problems. It has helped create innovations like the iPhone, the original laptop computer, and is even revolutionizing cooking in third world countries, and improving air quality as a result.
It helps students ask questions, connect the dots, problem solve, think creatively, and be innovative. And not only can STEAM save the world, it can save our kids too by making their future bright.
Extra programme hours
Parents may choose to drop-off and/or pick-up your child(ren) earlier or later against an extra charge. View Rates
All parents or guardians of students (below the age of 16) participating during the EXPLORERS programme are kindly requested to complete and submit the Parental Consent and Medical Form together with the Outings and Transport Consent Form and hand it in by not later than the 1st day of the programme. Download consent forms
Included are all the materials and activity needs which will be provided during the different workshops and outings.
* Optional outing transportation fees are not included. Transport fees range between 4-5 euros per outing (2-way) *
** Other outing related fees and spending money (such as cinema tickets or admission fees) are excluded and may apply. **
DISCLAIMER: The programme schedule and outing dates may change without an early prior notice.
We’ll kick start the programme with some outdoor games and creative exercises aimed to prime students to Connect, Socialize and most of all share a great time together.
Activities include: Water Games, Group Games, Collaborative Art Exercises etc…
Date: 4th July
Venue: Chadwick Lakes
This activity will call on students to partake during an Artist Inspired activity where different artists and their respecitve techniques will be introduced.
Main Learning objectives: Art History, Different Art Techniques
Date: 11th July
Venue: MUZA – The National Art Museum (Valletta)
This week’s outdoor activity will call on students’ abilities to change their methods of art production. It will call on a direct creative awareness of the natural tools around them and ways how they can turn them into Artful and Creative works.
Learning Areas: Environmental Art, Creative Expression, Recycled Crafts
Date: 18th July
Venue: To be confirmed
During this week’s task children will be presented with a real world problem – Environmental decline. Students will be led to create a campaign which aims to raise local awareness about such issues.
– How does the environment effect us? And how are we effecting it?
– What are the main different Ecosystems we can find in Malta? (land and sea)
– Discussion: What are the current biggest threats to our environment?
– How can we contribute / create awareness towards saving our environment?
Learning outcomes: Self-Research, Real-world connection, Environmental Science, Creative Thinking, Problem-Solving Skills
Date: 25th July
Venue: National Museum of Natural History (Mdina)
As the title suggests this week’s task will immerse students in the artful experience of painting outdoors. This will allow the space for students to get inspired while observing their natural surroundings, while learning new painting techniques.
Date: 1st August
Venue: San Anton Gardens, Attard
What better way is there to immerse young learners in the beauty and necessity of Science other than during fun scientific games and hands-on outdoor experiments?
This week is all about Science. From Solar Energy, Water and Weather science, Chemistry to Mechanical experiments students will learn how to create actual scientific apparatus and bring together different natural elements to create compelling and exciting scientific experiments.
This learning experience will also open young learners to endless creative possibilities together with an enriched appreciation to the natural elements around us.
Date: 8th August
Our Lab? The beautiful outdoors! (Exact venue to be confirmed in due time)
During this weeks activity children will become aware of the different types of Farming with special focus on Organic and Sustainable methods.
Students will also have the opportunity to take an active role and contribute during plant seedling workshops.
– What are the different types of farming?
– What is sustainability?
– How does climate change effect our systems?
Date: 29th August
Venue: Private Farm in Rabat
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