Eastbay REAP began running science holiday programmes in 2017 to showcase it’s science learning kits, as the Eastern Bay branch of House of Science. The kits offer a great hands-on opportunity for students to get interested in science through real-world applications. Forensic science, physics though rockets, robotics, and even nanotechnology are just some of the dozens of kits available.
The holiday programmes are a hit with students and whanau, who are invited to be part of the afternoons to see what the children have learned. Eastbay REAP also provides a roving facilitator to support teachers and schools who check out the kits as part of their curriculum delivery.
The goal is to increase science teaching time in the classroom (and out of it!), and grow confidence in our educators to play with science as something that is all around us!