On Saturday the 17th of February, participants from the Sorrell Saturday Art & Design and Science Clubs at Cardiff Metropolitan University took part in a collaborative STEAMD session. Each Club has been taking part in sessions themed around the human body since October 2017; this is the first time they have been challenged to work together on a project.
The group was tasked with designing and building interactive games based on the bacteria and cells found in the human gut in preparation for the Club’s annual exhibition at Somerset House in London in June 2018. The session was led by Dawn Wood, Freelance Art & Design Educator:
‘It was an absolute pleasure to work with Linda, Natalie, Richard and the young people at First Campus. The sessions were highly productive in terms of outcome considering that the science was at A’ level / Level 4 but they weren’t fazed by that at all. They grasped the principles and were presciently aware of the complex nature of cellular interactions within the human body. I was so impressed with their innovative ideas, their passion and creativity. They even did research and weren’t even asked to! Everyone enjoyed the experience in a social sense too, there was a lot of discussion and collaboration of ideas and skills. I have worked with many different age groups in many settings and I’m very impressed at what is happening at First Campus, what a great team!’
*Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths & Design