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SAIS hosts 3rd Nanshan Maker Faire
    2017-12-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

The third Nanshan Maker Faire was held on December 2nd at Shenzhen American International School (SAIS), hosting a record-breaking 68 exhibitors and hundreds of interested visitors from the local community. More than 60 percent of the exhibits were hands-on, allowing members of the public to make some tech themselves.

As the host of the event, SAIS ran several stands, including a popular arcade game section by Grade 2 students that was much enjoyed by young and old visitors alike, a presentation explaining how animals protect themselves and how humans have learned from them, a healthy living demo with an exercise video created by kindergarten students, a color creation booth demonstrated by 3 and 4-year-old students, furniture making and much more.

QSI school’s engineering club brought in an electric vehicle they designed and built which visitors were invited to test drive. Another QSI invention, an intriguing “truth mirror,” enabled people to see themselves as what they really are. ISNS brought a Virtual Reality (VR) system and Steamhead, showing it’s possible to create a VR system using a mobile phone and cardboard at the cost of just a few pennies.

The public school sector was strongly represented, contributing 26 stands and exhibiting some works by incredibly talented designers and artists. Yucai No. 4 Primary School presented an automatic plant-watering device. Foshan Luoge School exhibited WiFi speakers and taught the public how to solder. SCIE brought drones that measure air quality. Other schools exhibited works of art, calligraphy and many more hands-on activities and inventions, illustrating the depths of creativity and design possessed by young people.

Carrie Leung, head of the SAIS Makerspace and a lead organizer of the Nanshan Maker Faire, commented: “The rapid growth of the Nanashan Maker Faire shows that schools in Shenzhen are taking the challenge of making education more relevant to the real world seriously.

More and more schools are using maker-embedded learning to address some of the issues of outdated methods of learning and making education more relevant for our children. With 54 schools and 14 organizations participating, the event was an exciting opportunity for the students to showcase their works.”

(Chen Xiaochun)

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