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Young Engineers After School

Young Engineers After School

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When:

  • Mon 9 May ’16, 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Tue 10 May ’16, 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Tue 10 May ’16, 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Mon 16 May ’16, 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Mon 23 May ’16, 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Mon 30 May ’16, 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Mon 6 Jun ’16, 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Mon 13 Jun ’16, 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Mon 20 Jun ’16, 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Mon 27 Jun ’16, 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • Mon 4 Jul ’16, 3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • View all sessions

Where:

Claudelands Arena, Brooklyn Rd, Hamilton

Restrictions:

All Ages

Website:

Young Engineers

² Young Engineers (Young Engineers) is all about having fun while learning and it's here in Hamilton, New Zealand! A programme that is enjoyable for both girls and boys, children will learn about the basic principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Physics by building motorised Lego models - how cool is that!

Young Engineers will be re-starting in Term 1 2016. Enrolments are now open.

What Do We Offer?
We offer Young Engineers Lego Challenge for Year 2 - 8 students and Gali-Lego for Year 9-10 students as the following options: After-School club (see details below), in-school hours and Squiggle holiday programme.

​Mondays
3.00 - 4.15pm: Gordonton School, Gordonton
3.30 - 4.45pm: Waikato Migrant Centre, Boundary Rd, Claudelands, Hamilton

Tuesdays
3.30 - 4.45pm: (TBC)

Wednesdays
3.00 – 4.15pm: Hautapu School, Hautapu Rd, Hautapu
5.15 – 6.30pm: Cambridge Community House, Shakespeare St, Leamington

Thursdays
3.30 - 4.45pm: Te Awamutu (TBC)
6.00 - 7.15pm: Hukanui Primary School, Pickering Cres, Hamilton

Fridays
3.30 – 4.45pm: Hillcrest Chapel, Silverdale, Hamilton

(Please note that these times and location are subject to change).
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How Are Sessions Structured?
Young Engineer lessons are between 60-75 mins and children have fun while building a lego model and learning different principles each week. Here's a look at a 5-week programme, but remember, we have lessons for over 30 weeks:
Week 1: Racing Car - Learning about your Lego toolkit
Week 2: Pirate Ship - Stable and unstable structures
Week 3: Conveyor Belt - Pulleys and belt transmission
Week 4: Power Plant - Gear transmission
Week 5: Windmill - Speed/power increasing transmission

Skills that your child will develop include:
Development of motor skills.
Development of social and interpersonal skills (e.g. communication, problem solving).
Independent thinking.
Development of analyzing skills of engineering processes and understanding the connection between different machine parts.
Attainment of general knowledge on different natural phenomena, basic laws of physics and mathematics.

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