NOVA SCOTIA’S MAKERSPACES: THE START OF A LIFE-LONG JOURNEY IN CREATION
Participating in the set-up of makerspaces in schools across Nova Scotia has been as exciting as it can get for anyone who is involved in the education field.
After seeing students from various makerspaces, including Bridgewater Junior Senior High School (BJSH), discover their makerspace for the very first time, it’s evident that a makerspace is a buzzing location that encourages student learning, promotes inquiry, problem-solving opportunities while enticing young minds to find answers to questions through hands-on activities. While on their lunch break, students opted to try the equipment and begin projects such as sewing curtains, duct-tape purses, clay-mation and electronic circuitry. For the entire lunch hour the students were lined-up outside of the room to get a chance to try out the virtual reality equipment “Oculus Rift”.
We fully anticipate that the students of Nova Scotia will become incredible champions, who not only guide each other but also their parents, mentors and teachers through this amazing adventure in education and creation.