New Connections through STEAM Project

New connections through STEAM project
Posted on 04/06/2023
Transitioning from elementary school to high school can be exciting. It can also be a nerve wracking experience for some students. A joint initiative with students at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic School and St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School has helped ease those nerves. It also showcased the kind of exciting opportunities that may be in store for them in high school.

Grade 7 and 8 students created a video using life-sized cardboard symbols to recreate the Stations of the Cross. This hands-on learning experience encouraged the students to use their STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) skills to construct, produce and edit the video. Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students from St. Peter’s, assisted with the editing and production of the video.

The chance for the younger students to connect with their high school peers is invaluable in so many ways. Not only did they establish a connection with high school peers, they also got exposed to new opportunities that will be available to them when they move onto secondary school. The high school students also benefited from showcasing their leadership skills and talents.

The end result, is an engaging video, which all students and staff at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board will appreciate. What a great way to prepare for the Holiest time in our Christian calendar.