What happens at a Festival?
A Festival is an opportunity for teams to share their hard work and display those all-important communication skills. It will be a 2-3 hour event, and teams will each have an area to display their LEGO® model and WeDo 2.0 program, and their Show Me poster. There will be lots of other teams there too from other schools or groups, so teams can share with other teams.
Festivals vary across the country depending on the venue, but every team at every Festival will be given the opportunity to talk about their work to some reviewers. Reviewers are adult volunteers who may be engineers, or experts in the STEM field, and will spend around 10 minutes speaking to your team. The objective is to make the children feel proud of what they have achieved and allow them to communicate what they have learnt.
Then there may be other STEM activities going on before the medal ceremony. Every child will receive a medal and certificate, with lots of high fives also being given out. It is a really fun event – we want children to leave feeling proud of themselves, and excited to continue developing their STEM and communication skills.