Thursday, 17 March 2016

STEAMFest 2016

El miércoles 16 de marzo, la ABC fue anfitriona del primer STEAMFest, una feria basada en el "Maker" Movement de Dale Dougherty. El propósito de este movimiento es motivar a tanto niños como adultos a innovar y experimentar dentro de las siguientes ramas:

Science (Ciencias)
Technology (Tecnología)
Engineering (Ingeniería)
Arts (Artes)
Mathematics (Matemáticas)

La meta de STEAMFest era demostrar que todos somos "makers", ya que innovamos y resolvemos problemas de forma creativa todos los días, y esto no ocurre exclusivamente dentro de un aula de ciencias. La ABC quería reconocer esfuerzos en las ramas mencionadas anteriormente y abrió el evento a otras instituciones educativas que participaron con exhibiciones propias.

La jornada comenzó con un discurso del Embajador de Gran Bretaña, Bernhard Garside, quien motivó a todos a seguir experimentando y no tener miedo a cometer errores.
Después de sus palabras, el Embajador Garside entregó medallas a los ganadores de la Feria de Ciencias de Secundaria, y se quedó a ver todas las excelentes demostraciones y experimentos.
Sin embargo, STEAMFest no fue una actividad exclusiva de Secundaria, ya que Primaria también tuvo su propia Feria de Ciencias y una variedad de centros creativos dentro del PAC, en los cuales estudiantes de todas las edades disfrutaron los experimentos interactivos disponibles.

Nuestros alumnos verdaderamente disfrutaron STEAMFest 2016, y no aguantamos por ver que sorpresas habrán el próximo año.

Muchísimas gracias a todos los involucrados, sobretodo a nuestros patrocinadores: La Tecleña, JohnSport y Telus.

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On Wednesday March 16th, the ABC hosted its first ever STEAMFest, a fair based on Dale Dougherty's "Maker" movement, which aims to motivate both children and adults to innovate and experiment in the following areas:

Science
Technology
Engineering
Arts
Mathematics

The purpose of this event was to show that all of us are makers, because we innovate and solve problems creatively every day, not just inside a science classroom. The ABC wanted to spotlight efforts in these areas and opened the event to other educational institutions who also participated with exhibitions of their own.

The day started with a keynote speech by British Ambassador Bernhard Garside, who motivated everyone to keep experimenting and to not be afraid of making mistakes.

After his opening, Ambassador Garside handed out medals for the winners of the Secondary Science Fair and stayed to look at all the excellent exhibitions and demonstrations.
However, STEAMFest was not limited to the Secondary school, as Primary also held its own science fair, along with an assortment of creative centres inside the PAC, in which both younger and older students enjoyed hands-on demonstrations and experiments.

STEAMFest 2016 was thoroughly enjoyed by all our students, and we can't wait to see what next year's has in store!

Many thanks to everyone involved, especially our sponsors: La Tecleña, JohnSport and Telus.





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