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Monday, 07 July 2014

The Return to Camp Zeitouna - Every Child Deserves To Play

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The Creativity Hub’s journey with the Karam Foundation began last June after coming across an article in The Huffington Post entitled "Every Child Deserves To Play". Karam runs a wellness programme called “Zeitouna” for Syrian children displaced by the war. After initially deciding the cau...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Teacher's View - The Extraordinaires Design Challenge

The Extraordinaires Design Challenge is a great activity for a classroom or a group of children to get them thinking. We chatted to teachers who ran the challenge with their class. The teachers, based in Northern Ireland, used the Challenge as a way to cover a part of the STEM cu...

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Participant's View - The Extraordinaires Design Challenge 2014

We asked some young participants what they thought about The Extraordinaires Design Challenge. Here’s what they said about their experience! The activity allowed them to be different, and to do something that they don’t normally do - planning a project, instead of jumping rig...

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Where The Idea for The Extraordinaires Came From

When we exhibited Rory’s Story Cubes® at ‘The Education Show’ in Birmingham in 2009, there was much discussion about the Labour government’s ‘Creative Curriculum’ which was planned to launch in September 2011. The main feature of this was to introduce more Design Thinking into primary s...

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Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Introducing The Extraordinaires Design Challenge!

We have just launched The Extraordinaires Design Challenge, a new product design competition, open for submissions April 7-18 2014! It is open to all primary and secondary school students on the island of Ireland. Based on The Extraordinaires Design Studio, the contest ch...

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