On December 12 and 13, within the framework of the ‘Kreatorzy’ (‘Creators’) project, we held a workshop on robotics and programming titled ‘Build the city of the future’. The workshop was divided into two sessions by age group (8-13 and 14-18) held on two days.
The use of new technologies combined with artwork is an excellent way to develop children’s spatial imagination and creativity. Workshop participants learnt about the latest technologies and their use in creative practice, i.e. how the 3D pen and the Ozobot educational programmable robot work. Using 3D pens, they created a model of their dream city of the future, which was navigated by robots they had programmed.
The activities were conducted with a focus on developing logical thinking skills, imagination and artistic skills. Young people also learned teamwork and a task-based approach to problem solving. After the activity, each participant was able to take the designed objects and the robot coding cards with them.
The workshop program was developed in cooperation with the To Get There Foundation and Robert Hejnicki from Edukacja Cyfrowa Robert Hejnicki who led the course.
The workshop ‘Creators – art workshops for refugee children and adolescents’ was implemented with funding from the budget of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship.
The workshop was held in Polish with simultaneous interpretation into Ukrainian.