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What will children learn at PIEX‘S upcoming STEAM school holiday programs?

With winter school holidays coming up, parents often look for programs that are both fun and instructive so their children can keep learning even while taking a break from school. If you have been looking for great educative options, the PIEX’s upcoming STEAM school holiday programs in Sydney could be a perfect opportunity for your children to learn about the life cycle of plants and animals.


The advantages of a PIEX school holiday programs

School holiday programs are a brilliant way to keep your children engaged in learning, to have purpose-based fun with children they already know and to socialize with new program friends.

The PIEX school holiday programs in Sydney are carefully crafted to provide an exceptional balance of active STEAM learning in combination with Mblock robotics and the Scratch visual programming language to create games and animation.

PIEX offers knowledgeable and experienced program coaches who are committed to providing quality guidance and instruction.


The PIEX winter school holiday programs in Sydney

Running across three days, the school holiday program Sydney takes children through a study of the life cycle of plants and animals.

Each day, the participants experience a structured set of learning exercises that include videos, discussion, problem solving, invention and work on the Scratch visual programming language.

Children will learn about the life cycles of plants and animals and explore how to protect animals and plants at different stages of their lives.

For the STEAM challenge, students will collaborate with their team members to design and create prototypes to protect seedlings from being eaten by deer and rabbits or being trampled by human beings or animals.

Through the knowledge students gained about the life cycle and habitats of animals, students will design and create innovative products to attract new species of animals to the environment.

At the end of the program, students will also use the skills they have gained through coding and robotics to create a final project to show their understanding of the life cycle of plants and animals as their final presentation.

Venues for the PIEX STEAM winter school holiday programs

The STEAM school holiday program is being held in two locations: Sydney Olympic Park and Dural Public School.

Dates and times for the PIEX STEAM winter school holiday programs

The school holiday program at Sydney Olympic Park runs on 5th, 6th and 7th July 2022 between 9am and 5pm each day.

We also run school holiday program at Dural Public School on 12th, 13th and 14th July 2022 between 9am and 5pm each day.

Age groups catered for in the PIEX school holiday programs

All primary school aged kids are invited to enrol in this learning program. If you have gifted older infants school kids please contact for a discussion.


What is STEAM?


STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as cross-over and combined access points for guiding children’s learning and questioning, dialogue, and critical thinking. For some years, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) was in place in many school holiday programs however, the creative addition of the Arts is guiding children to explore and express their learning in new ways.

The Benefits of STEAM Learning

 In the PIEX winter school holiday program children focus on the life cycle of plants and animals. The benefits of the STEAM approach to this learning topic includes:

  • thinking from new perspectives
  • thinking strategically
  • feeling safe to express innovative and creative ideas 
  • experiencing hands-on learning in a digital setting
  • understanding the linkage between language, symbology and mathematics
  • taking ownership over their learning
  • working collaboratively with others
  • improving memory and logical thinking
  • understanding the ways that science, maths, the arts, and technology work together
  • becoming increasingly curious about the world around them and feel empowered to change it for the better.


Find out more


To learn more about the PIEX STEAM winter school holiday programs in Sydney please go to https://www.piexeducation.com/school-holiday-program/

Here you can view an introductory video on the life cycle of plants and animals, see the program cost and links to enrol.

The cost of the PIEX school holiday programs includes:

  •       3 full days of learning
  •       Access to the SCRATCH digital visual programming platform
  •       Learning leadership and guidance from PIEX experienced and knowledgeable tutors
  •       All coaches have a Working With Children Check.

Children are asked to bring their own lunch, drinks and snacks. Further guidance on this will be offered after enrolment.

PIEX tutors look forward to having educational fun with your children this July at one of our school holiday program venues!

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