What a blast! Last week, I was part of the “Super Volcano” experience, by SmashfestUK – Deptford’s free annual Science, Engineering & Arts Festival. It was all about engaging / teaching children through experiential role-play. I gather we had over 1800 children each day, which was amazing.
The aim of the project it to teach science, technology, maths, and medicine subjects through storytelling, so we created a participatory obstacle course. To get round the room, participants had to answer a whole series of questions to progress to the next stage. They also had a chance to be part of a Guinness World Record attempt, at the end of each day!
One of the best parts was the ball pit, where they had to dive and and find a single yellow ball, amongst 5 thousand other colours. It was a riot!