Our innovative approach to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) emphasises harnessing our students’ creative talents and blending them with skills in analytical thinking, problem- solving, entrepreneurship and leadership. XCL World Academy students start their STEAM journey from an early age and take their learning further as they move from the Primary Years to the Senior Years.
Our Collaboratory Space, Design Centre and Innovation Suite are fully equipped with the latest design technologies, flight simulators, VR, 3D printers, a laser cutter, Scratch and other programming language stations, electronics stations featuring Arduino and Rasberry Pi, hand and power tools and robotics, facilitating the exploration of STEAM, computer science, design and making for all ages.
The programme allows students to learn the traditional skills they will need to thrive in their careers and enjoy learning and find creative solutions for 21-st century global problems.
As part of the unit “How the world works”, students have been investigating forces and motion concepts. As part of this task, they had to work in small groups to design a stomp rocket. Through this unit, students gained an understanding of the different types of forces in our world and how these forces affect objects by changing their speed, direction of motion, and shape. One of my students has written a reflection about this activity on Seesaw: “Today we were launching stomp rockets! We were so happy to see it fly really high! We also had a chance to film the launch of our rocket and create a slow-motion video to analyse its performance. It wasn’t easy to find the best materials and come up with the design. But in the end, it worked out really well!”