School camps are one of the most looked-forward to events when you’re a child. Days away from your parents, sharing a room with your friends and getting to try a whole bunch of different activities makes for good times as a kid. But as Devika Learning found out recently, some schools are taking the humble school camp to the next level.
The Devika Learning team recently visited Northern Beaches Christian School (NBCS) during a “passion camp” - a school camp where the students get to decide what activities they want to do. Because no one wants to spend their time on camp doing activities they’d rather not (looking at you macrame).
Devika was there to facilitate one of their popular workshops on the multiplatform game engine Unity, as well as give a virtual reality demonstration with a Vive. With VR devices becoming steadily more commonplace, the kids’ keen interest in the Vive was hardly unsurprising. And who knows: with their newfound skills in Unity they could be on their way to making their own VR games!
NBCS is an independent school based in Terrey Hills, NSW that emphasizes a “culture of self-directed, student-led learning – growing students to be high-capacity leaders and creative thinkers”. This approach is reflected in their implementation of passion camps, allowing students to self-determine their approach to education. For Devika, this means students in their Unity and VR workshops are there because they have a genuine passion for learning about technology.
Devika Learning have been kept busy in recent weeks with a stream of workshops at schools such as St Gregory's College, Campbelltown, and
With technology set to play an increasingly significant role in our day-to-day lives, the Devika team are glad they can help turn some tech consumers into tech creators.
You could say that’s our passion.