Pupils in Year 6 were lucky enough to be invited to a Collaborative Learning Day around the theme of sustainability, through S.T.E.A.M Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) with other Bellevue Schools. The premise of the project was to design and create a physical interface that interacts with a computer programme.
You can read here what some of the pupils had to say about it.
During the day we were given a mystery box that had loads of random objects in and a machine called a “Makey Makey”. This machine linked the physical world to the computer. For instance, we made a computerised piano out of bananas! I think it was an unforgettable experience and an absolute joy. I loved it so much. The banana activity shocked me and I thought it was incredible. We then had to make a game using this equipment to promote sustainability. The game needed all hands on deck! We then made the game and it was a blast and it took FOREVER! We then got to test some of the games made by children in other schools and present ours to the group!
By Kitty in Year 6
The collaborative learning day at Sherfield was amazing. My favourite part was when we made a banana piano. I also loved creating the keyboard out of paper cups. I really liked presenting our quiz game as well. That day was one of the best days of my whole life. I am going to make a banana piano at my house one day.
By Violet in Year 6