Children learn best through play. Hands-on and interactive games or activities form an integral part of experiential learning at R.E.A.L Schools. With this in mind, R.E.A.L Schools, Shah Alam Campus organized its inaugural ‘Brick Week’, a LEGO-themed event which took place from 7 to 13 August 2017. The purpose of Brick Week was to instill within students a love for fun, wholesome learning while sparking their interest towards technology and innovation.
The event also saw two model classrooms set up to showcase R.E.A.L’s new teaching and learning approach as well as spoon, face, and hand-painting activities which were conducted by several R.E.A.L staff and art teachers to keep visitors entertained. In the model classrooms, a host of fun learning games such as a hand puppet show were lined up for kids to enjoy while creative juices were flowing during the art and craft activities that involved shaping colourful playing dough.
The highlight and main attraction of the event however, was undoubtedly the ‘Brain Brick Challenge’ which not only ignited children’s sense of wonder and imagination but also tested their skills in completing a set of challenges that include:
- 5-Step Parking
- Shoot to Score
- Hook, Line and Sinker!
- Spin to the ‘Top’
- Spellbinding Spirograph
- ‘Hotshot’ Crossbow Challenge, and
- Forklift Fun
Lucky draws gifts awaited those who successfully completed all seven challenges. But perhaps the biggest ‘take-away’ of all for the young participants were the problem-solving and motor skills that were honed; as well as learning some basic elements of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) that were present throughout the captivating challenges.
Brick Week had something for everyone. While children were engrossed with the array of games and activities on offer, parents had the opportunity to tour the campus and speak to academic staff on how R.E.A.L’s Transformative Learning Journey builds confident, committed and competent lifelong learners. From this event alone, it was evident that R.E.A.L students are nurtured to be more than just another brick in the wall. They are, after all, our building blocks for the future.