Exploration Projects




Aurora Summer Project 2024 – Atelier Adventures offers a range of rich and diverse learning experiences, nurturing children’s creativity and providing opportunities for exploration and self-expression. Throughout the six weeks, children and learners will experience the ateliers of Fabric – Textiles, Food Science, Loose Parts, Nature, Recycled Materials, Clay, Paper, Wood, Light, Paint, and Traditional Games. Each of these ateliers will be available weekly for all children and learners to explore.


In the Fabric-Textiles Atelier, learners will delve into the tactile world of yarn and fabric with techniques of sewing, weaving, and dyeing.

The Food Science Atelier will offer a delicious learning experience, as children uncover the secrets of cooking, baking, and food preparation.

The Loose Parts Atelier will spark imagination with recycled materials and natural objects, fostering open-ended play and creative exploration.

The Nature Atelier will offer connection with the environment through gardening and nature-inspired artwork, while sustainability takes centre stage in the Recycled Atelier, where learners repurpose materials to craft new creations.

The Clay Atelier will provide encounters with sculpting, pottery making, and clay-based art techniques, while the Paper Atelier will involve encountering paper and the many forms it can take.

Light takes on new dimensions in the Light Atelier, as children experiment with shadows, light and colour, which unlocks the endless possibilities within each of our imaginations.

Painting techniques flourish in the Paint Atelier, from acrylics to watercolours. Woodworking skills are honed in the Wood Atelier, where children are invited to craft their unique creations with their hands and tools.

Lastly, Traditional Games from around the world will bring cultural richness and physical activity to the atelier experience.

Each atelier offers a unique pathway for exploration, discovery, and creative expression. Both indoor and outdoor experiences are included, allowing children to engage with different environments and materials.

🔸 For children from 2 years to 13 years of age who are already comfortable in a school setting

🔸 6 weeks of summer (1 July 2024 – 9 August 2024)

🔸 Swimming is included

🔸 Basketball class – extra registration

🔸 Please click the link to register: bit.ly/AtelierAdventures2024 

☀️ Limited spaces available

Please contact us at 📧 admissions@auroraschool.vn or ☎️ (+84) 028 3744 2991 for more information.



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 📧 admissions@auroraschool.vn or ☎️ (+84) 028 3744 2991 for more information.



“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.

𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝟭

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.

𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝟮

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

𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝟯

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.

𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝟰

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.

𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝟱

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.

𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝟲   

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.

𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝟳

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.



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 designgrowharvestprepare 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:

  • Chapter 1: Friendship with our Earth
  • Chapter 2: Grand Designs – Visual invention of the garden
  • Chapter 3: Green Fingers/ Become a Gardener
  • Chapter 4: Multiple levels of projection – Digital Landscapes
  • Chapter 5: Harvesting & Discovering the Elements of plants
  • Chapter 6: The nature of beauty, art, taste, and science
  • Chapter 7: Share – Master Chef’s Picnic

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.