Spark Festival Brighton held at the Clarendon Centre on Tuesday 1st September 2015 was a great opportunity for young people, parents and educators to make, mix and mingle. Digital education was the main agenda, and what might be the best processes to achieve excellence in learning for young people. Our Toy Hacking and 3D print pen workshop went down a storm as did all the other workshops on offer to attendees, free to participate I may add: )
The event hosted a competition to generate ideas for development. Ironically a couple of the ideas generated are already being delivered by Exploring Senses and collaborating peers BlockBuilders, including the mobile maker space (Young Inventors Centre), creating public art using 3D scanning and Minecraft (People Place Digital Mutations). It great when people have similar ideas, although duplicating ideas can cause confusion, and needless competition. Collaboration is key to learning and Spark is helping pave the way forward. Looking forward to next year!
Enjoy the lovely photographs taken by Exploring Senses photographer David Arnold.