WANTAGE PIXEL CLUB
Please see below the winners of our Saturday and Sunday activities!
The winners of our Saturday Wantage LEGO® Expo activity are (excuse any typos, please):
1. Robyn Sulley and Stanley Sulley
2. Aurelia Moran
3. William and Katherine Leach
The winners of our Sunday Minecraft Day activity are:
1. Sophie (no surname, but email starting with Flashwing04….)
2. Abigail Royan
3. Josh (no surname, but email starting with Ke82…)
Big thank you to my fellow mums today for conducting the draw and huge congratulations to the winners. Please, can their parents go to the Vale and Downland Museum to pick up the goodie bags?
Thank you ever so much for all your participation.
Looking forward we will be stopping our Minecraft sessions and working with the Vale and Downland Museum on the LEGO® club to allow our children transition to another club.
You can find all our posts from the last three years here.
Thank you for all your support over the years!
Here is the list of our Wantage Summer Festival events and ticketing pages:
- Minecraft Literature – Grove Library June 27, 2016 at 5pm – 6pm – tickets here
- Minecraft Literature – Wantage Library June 17, 2016 at 6pm – 7pm – tickets here
- Wantage in Minecraft – Grove Library June 13, 2016 at 4pm – 5pm – tickets here
- Wantage in Minecraft – Wantage Library June 20, 2016 at 4pm – 5pm – tickets here
- Wantage LEGO® Exhibition – Vale & Downland Museum – tickets here
- Minecraft Day – Toy Planet Collectors – just join us on the day
“To explain what ecogon is, you just have to think of a piece of nature in your pocket.
Sounds strange, but that’s what Ecogon is about. A portable miniature ecosystem of hexagonal tiles.
It also is a board game of course, which can be used cooperative or competitive. The rules of this game are quite easy which makes it usable for educational purposes. But easy rules doesn’t mean, that its an easy game. You have to figure out where best to place the tiles to establish as much animals as possible in your little ecosystem. On top you get some event-cards which will change and damage your perfect sophisticated system.
The good thing: you don’t need to know anything about nature before. But after you cant avoid to know more about your environment.”
We had the opportunity to test ECOGON in our club. We love it!
Here is what our session attendees think:Can be played in several ways at varied levels of difficulty and complexity for varyingnumbers of players and age range (from young children to adults).Teaching aid – environment, eco-systems, nature and conservation, as a language teaching aid (e.g. English speakers using the German version of the game).Teaches a range of skills from planning and strategy to organisational skills, thinking ahead, using tactics to achieve an objective, contingency planning and teamworking.Wonderful design and packaging.I’d buy an English language version of it and would be happy to be a guinea pig to test it when it’s available.Everyone loved the look and feel of the game, thought it was really beautiful.Great design, a lot of fun for kids and parents, really educational – makes you re-think your approach to nature!
On behalf of our team we would like to thank you for your support this year and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We have visited Grove Scouts this Monday to help them with their Digital Badge. They did amazing work on re-creating the local landmarks in Minecraft – some of which were not so easy at all! Well done!