May 2019 – November 2019
Primary schools in different districts and the neighbourhood, PMQ
Full (Local school application only)
YES! KIDS CAN!
This summer, let the kids take charge!
Creativity is never an exclusive trait of creative talents. If we allow children to cultivate creativity from a young age it will surely become their life-long asset. In the foreseeable future, our society will not only yearn for tech-savvy professionals, but also those who are creative and human-centric minded. Creativity is therefore crucial to make the world a better place to live in.
We believe that creativity is inborn and children are innately and infinitely creative. In what ways could we help them to boost their confidence and put creativity into action in their daily lives?
PMQ has partnered up with multidisciplinary designers and creative teams from architecture, art and STEM sectors to stimulate kids’ creative instincts, while unleashing their creativity and confidence. By adapting the five-stage practice system of Design Thinking – a methodology of creative problem-solving that includes the steps to ‘Empathize’, ‘Define’, ‘Ideate’, ‘Prototype’, and ‘Test’ – kids will learn to spot problems, generate solutions and finally actualise a design through empathetic and multi-perspective thinking. The process of trial and error to problem-solving will be enriched through teamwork and interpersonal communication.
Let’s give our children space and trust to see their creativity take flight! YES! KIDS CAN!
YES! KIDS CAN School Outreach will be held in two different times this year—May to July for P5 and P6 students, and September to November for P3 and P4 students. PMQ is partnering with a cross-disciplinary creative team that includes architects, designers, makers and artists. Together we will organize and conduct 20 to 24 hours’ worth of creative activities. Along with the teachers, mentors will lead students to learn creatively, experience the creative process and accomplish a series of community-related ‘creative missions’. The process works and achievements of the School Outreach will be exhibited during the YES! KIDS CAN Creative Festival and at some of the participating schools.
Program duration: 20-24 hours
Target: Primary 5 – 6 students
Class Size: 24 participants per class
Language: English or Cantonese
【Group A】May 2019 to August 2019 (P5 – P6)
|Session 1:||Students will participate in community field trips. They will identify problems and grow empathy through discussions and data collection.|
|Session 2:||Through mind-mapping or other multi-perspective thinking methodologies, students will begin to develop human-centric solutions to the problems discovered.|
|Session 3:||Students will learn basic making skills, create designs and put their products to test.|
|Session 4:||Students will adjust their designs based on test results, they will also share their creative process and the final products to the class.|
Teachers and students will fine-tune their designs and complete the works with the support of the teaching team. Final products will be exhibited during the YES! KIDS CAN Creative Festival from 17 to 25 August, with sharing sessions led by students.
A) For P5 to P6 students
The teaching team is headed by AaaM Architects—partnered with sustainable social designer Kay Chan, upcycling-focused product designer Kevin Cheung, urban and social design enthusiast Dylan Kwok, concrete art studio Moldflip and multi-discipline design studio Weave Artisan Society.
【Group B】September 2019 to November 2019 (P3 – P4)
Details and tutor line-up for YES! KIDS CAN School Outreach (P3 to P4 students) will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
About YES! KIDS CAN programme: Please click here
Flashback of last year WOW Summer Camp to see what our students did and learnt in a series of fun activities: https://youtu.be/rWNZh4gjeck