Safely home from School
SAFELY HOME FROM SCHOOL establishes game play as the integrating factor of all the skills and diversities that exist in the classroom.
The ACTIVE CORRIDOR started up in the year 2018 PASILLO with 2 different itineraries, one adapted for Infant School (CEIP A Solaina), and the other for the first years of Primary School (CEIP Pineiros).
For the 3 to 5 year olds, play is accompanied by robotics; using an educational robot and a special interactive mat, school children learn how to use the active corridors in an innovative, interactive and independent fashion. Girls and boys walk and jump to a specific sequence of physical activities in the school corridors. The route laid out in the corridors provides sensory and proprioceptive information. They learn new mobility and sustainability related habits and behaviour. When they jump and bend over they free themselves of sensory overload hence redirecting their energy towards more educational and nature friendly subjects.
The Active Corridor turns a crowded and dull space into a playground that reinforces the concepts of road safety while including references to recycling, logic, mathematics and reading and writing. It also stimulates physical and mental activity in children from a playful and fun starting point. Psychomotor and intellectual skills are developed offering the possibility of undertaking an independent action with a feeling of freedom.
Now onto Robotics. Robotics helps Infant School children become familiar with the basic aspects of Programming and Technology. It awakens their sense of self confidence when facing challenges such as computerised thinking.
To this day we have implemented these activities in the 2 school centres previously mentioned and are committed to implementing them in every single school in the city of Naron, including the Safe School Routes, Kiss and Go and the Dissuasive Parking Areas.
Schools understand Robotics as a means of learning in itself which allows us to work on an infinity of concepts. Once we’ve evaluated the first results of the equipment in the classroom, the subjects, through computer programming, can be adapted to suit student needs.
The ability to learn how to learn comes from trial and error and self-correction. This favours learning through investigation, creative and critical thinking and the ability to work as a group in a collaborative and non-competitive manner. This classroom activity promotes group work as a way to introduce and exchange the different roles involved such as Policemen, pedestrians, drivers etc… It improves social, emotional and ethical development and interaction. Children acquire knowledge regarding road safety by learning road and traffic signs, direction of traffic and accident prevention through architectural and sensory barriers.
With the help of the robots used along with the Robotic Mats, children learn to sequence actions in an orderly manner by using their memory and cognitive skills through anticipation and movement. It encourages logical and mathematical thinking using basic operations such as adding and subtracting in a natural and fun way. They also develop new manual and visual perception abilities whilst working on their space orientation (in front of, behind, left and right).
Safely home from School