Welcome to CANstruction 2016
Bayswater West Primary School would like to invite school teams to participate in the 2016 Victorian CANstruction Project, which is a unique philanthropic, artistic, engineering project. This project enables teams of up to 10 students the opportunity to learn more about Maths and Science principles which are then applied to an artistically engineered design. Student teams from Primary (Grade 5-6) and Secondary Schools (Grade 7-10) work with teachers and mentors from your community to turn full cans of food into amazing works of art.
Feel free to log onto the CANstruction International website to get some canspiration. This high level thinking project provides student teams with a real life opportunity to predict, theorise, plan, design, argue, prioritise, create, construct, prove, justify and evaluate.
School communities are encouraged to help teams to collect at least 500 cans per build. CANstruction designs are first built at your school so that your community can participate in and enjoy the experience and then these designs are rebuilt at Bayswater West Primary School which is located at Phyllis Street Bayswater on Thursday 20th October 2016 on BUILD OFF DAY.
All food that is collected and used in the project will be donated to Foodbank our charitable partner, to support individuals and families in need.
2016 THEME: SCINTILLATING SCIENCE!
This year teams will use their creative talents to design and build amazing artworks that explores the theme SCINTILLATING SCIENCE! We encourage our student participants to take the concept in any direction.
DATE – Thursday 20th October 2016 9.30am to 3.00pm
VENUE – The one day competition ‘build off’ will happen at Bayswater West Primary School which is located at Phyllis Street Bayswater.
COST – There will be no registration cost for participating schools in 2016. Our corporate partner GASCO engineering will be supporting the event making it accessible to all schools.
MATERIALS – All teams will need to collect at least 500 cans of food, sticky tape, wire and some engineering and building expertise from your local community.
ONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
If your school community is interested in participating in the 2016 Victorian CANstruction project please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to providing you and your students with the support you need to participate in this unique engineering event.
THE SIX STEP CANstruction PROCESS
If you are new to the concept we would suggest it takes about one to two hours per week for ten weeks to go from concept to delivery.