SUMMER PROJECT 2023
SUMMER PROJECT 2023
SUMMER PROJECT 2023
IN DIALOGUE WITH THE MIGHTY MEKONG
The Curators of Nature
The six-week Summer Project will see the children discovering the Mighty Mekong through its sights, sounds, tastes, traditions, legends, and its survival. It will be a wonderful adventure for all.
Chapter 1 (Week 1 to 3)
Exploring the history, significance, diversity, and legends of the Mekong from its origins in Tibet to where it meets the sea in Vietnam.
Chapter 2 (Week 4 to 6)
Exploring the cultures, traditions and foods found in different areas of the Mekong.
Children will explore these ideas through inquiry, provocations, invitations, artistic explorations, and workshops set out by our teachers, while also creating their own explorations and investigations of the various aspects of the Mekong River according to their own interpretations.
For children from 2 years to 12 years of age who are already comfortable in a school setting
6 weeks of summer (10 July 2023 – 18 August 2023)
Limited spaces available
EARLY BIRD before 15 APRIL 2023
Please contact us at email@example.com or (+84) 028 3744 2991 for more information.
SUMMER PROJECT 2022
MATERIALS IN DIALOGUE
“When the child is allowed sufficient time for identifying, exploring, testing and discussing a problem, his mastery over it more easily takes on substance and becomes part of his memory and capacity for generalisation to other materials and situations.” (Vea Vecchi)
Having a meaningful dialogue with paper, metal, wood, fabric, ceramics and natural materials children can give form to their thinking and their understanding of the world.
The Language of Natural Materials 🌿
“Every material has its own qualities and personality. You can have a dialogue with the material and the material will reveal itself to you.” Roberta Pucci
As we begin our journey together you are invited to investigate, explore, and play within a natural environment. Throughout our time together we will formulate connections, build a sustainable mindset, foster creativity, and strengthen our relationship with the nature that surrounds us.
The Language of Wood 🪵
‘Listen to wood workshop’
Our journey continues with wood as we explore the beauty of colour, texture, movement, line and space found in trees and ultimately wood. We shall see that a stick, a branch and a tree can change. Wood is everywhere but it also has a story
The Language of Paper 📜
‘The sound of paper workshop’
As a natural continuation of our dialogue with wood, we will explore the wonderful world of paper. Together we will progress from the narrative of its origin, production, to utilise and repurpose it. These discoveries can highlight the material’s versatility and how its purposes can be expanded and reimagined.
The Language of Fabric 👗
‘Dialogue with fabric workshop’
Fabrics hold so much history and sentiment for us, by examining its fibers, production, and utilities we can see so much capability in it. As we weave, sew, rip and design we can create new worlds and forms.
The Language of Ceramic Art 🎨
‘Creative Clay workshop’
Pottery and ceramics have been an important part of human culture for thousands of years, having played a key role in innumerable human endeavours.
The magic found in children’s imaginations will be opened as we build a relationship with this powerful material.
The Language of Metal ⚙️
‘Metal in dialogue workshop’
Banging, pounding, inserting, twisting and rotating are just a few of the many possibilities discovered as we create a dialogue with everyday objects that will surprise and delight.
Materials in Dialogue – “Revived Objects” Exhibition 🖼
To culminate our time together we will gather our thoughts and look back on our many investigations and discoveries. As a community, we can reflect, curate, and consider how to take our discoveries with us.
“To speak to the world about children’s infinitive wealth of potential, their ability to wonder and investigate, their ability to co-construct their knowledge through active and original relational processes: this has always been the primary objective of the exhibit.” (Loris Malaguzzi)
🔸 For children from 2 years to 11 years of age who are already comfortable in a school setting
🔸 7 weeks of summer (4 July – 19 August 2022)
☀️ Limited spaces available.
SUMMER PROJECT 2021
GARDEN TO TABLE – THE LANGUAGE OF FOOD AND PLANTS
In celebration of nature and all that it has to offer, Aurora introduces The Summer Project ‘Garden to Table – The Language of Food and Plants’. Our purpose is to empower children with a love of good, fresh food and the skills needed to grow and prepare it. We will learn to design, grow, harvest, prepare and share as we observe, investigate and become green-fingered individuals. Through the languages of science, cooking, music, storytelling, and art, children will discover the joy of nature.
Each week we will discover how to appreciate and cultivate what ends up on our plates. Our Summer project is designed over 7 weeks (5 July – 20 August 2021) for children from 2 years – 11 years of age who are already comfortable in a school setting. The project includes the following 7 chapters, corresponding to 7 weeks:
Children will collaborate with their friends and teachers to investigate the chapters through thought-provoking experiences and invitations inside and outside the school. We are looking forward to a summer project that lives and breathes sustainability.
11 - 11A - 13 - 15 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc City, HCMC, Vietnam.
Phone: +84 (28) 3744 2991
Hotline: +84 982 012 860