On Tuesday 28 Nov 2017, we visited the Life Education Trust (Wellington North) mobile classroom. We had our last formal meeting for 2017 at Tawa Bowling Club before travelling up to Linden School where the mobile classroom will be located that week. This was a great opportunity to see the classroom in operation (thanks to the tour that'll be provided by educator, Kapa Te Aho; to find out more the education programme; and this charitable trust - particularly to understand what bookfair proceeds go to.
The latest mobile classroom is equipped with Microsoft Kinetic technology developed by Life Education so a child’s imagination can be captured by the images on the projector based screen. As they react and move in the mobile classroom, the “augmented reality” of the images becomes their own skeleton and organs. They will then be able to download the programme and use it as part of their learning and assessment experience back in the classroom.
A recent testimonial on Life Education:
"A classroom in a truck! And it's so modern inside - so engaging and the kids can't wait to get in there." (Ngati Toa School)
To find out more, click on this link to this year's article published about the Life Education Trust mobile classroom. The technology and classroom content is top of its class to educate our youth.
Educator, Kapa Te Aho alongwith Trustee and Principal, Gaylene Hill provided a great combined effort with introducing what’s different with the new classroom, and how the Life Education programme work with the schools it visits. We welcomed Life Education Trust Chair Allan Nichols and Trustee Ross Garner also joined in the visit.
Pres Richard’s note to Life Education:
“Thanks everyone for a great evening on Tuesday. Excellent to be able to revisit the LET trailer classroom once again and also learn about haow education for the young is evolving into the digital age wit cyber awareness and the education apps and display technologies in the trailer. But Harold is still there and not yet superseded by a robot version.
Also enjoyed the opportunity for fellowship for which was after all ready our end-of-year event almost, and appreciated Linden School being able to host us.”
Tuesday 28 Nov, we had our last formal Rotary meeting for 2017.
Our caterers for over 25 years were acknowledged with thanks for their long service to Tawa Rotary as they end their contract.
Gaylene Lines introduced two young ladies who are being sponsored by Tawa Rotary to attend the national Rotary Science Fair and Rotary Youth Leadership Award in the new year.