The First Age Robotics Program (FARP), took the robotics education to the next level by taking the children to the Abuja Roborave Robotics Fair, that took place at Aduvie International Schools Jahi, Abuja.
It was an exciting experience for the children as they exhibited and showcased their knowledge in programming the mbot robot using the Makeblock program.In attendance were Abuja Elite schools like Start-Rite Schools Apo, Aduvie International, Braintrust, Kingsville Jahi, Starville Jahi, amongst others. Out of the 12 schools that participated (Primary and Secondary), First Age Private Schools placed second position.
A big thanks to the parents that keeps supporting the Digital club at the school. we hope to take the robotics program much further by enrolling for international events come next year.
Good Day everyone and welcome to the second term of the 2017-2018 session. As a tradition in First Age Private Schools Kubwa, we hit the ground running as we introduced new programs to help the children. We started a new reading program for Grade 1 – 4, NTC Mathematics Preparatory and after school lesson Grade 5 and 6, and the icing on the cake is the Robotics program.
RoboFAPS – The New FAPS Robotics program in partnership with New Horizons Systems Solutions, will kick off the pilot edition this week with select children from Grade 3 – 6.
Our vision is to help children construct their ideas into reality, to enrich the soil of creativity and to take education to the next level.
As technology becomes increasingly more advanced, maker & STEM education will also become essential. We are hoping to team up with robotics fans of all ages to create a robotics construction platform that will lower entry barriers for Makers & STEM learners. Makeblock is an important step in our mission to make robotics accessible to all.” —— Jasen Wang (Founder and CEO – MAKEBLOCK)
FAPS Coding Club – “Coding is a new language – Every child Deserves to be Fluent”
New Horizons Digital Club – “Choose, Learn, Innovate”
We didn’t just want to read maps, or open text books, or use the internet to learn about the continents of the world. No, that will be what other schools do. We at First Age Private Schools Kubwa go hands on…. since we couldn’t just travel around the continents for time constraints we build it for ourselves from scratch, yes u heard it right, we built it from ground up. On the same project we learnt Recycling, the use of Starch, teamwork and of course Continents of the World. See pictures for more details
It was yet another educating excursion as the Grade 1 & 2 pupils of First Age Private Schools Kubwa visited the Arts and Culture Center for a trip to the cultural heritage of our country Nigeria. What better instructional material is required to explain culture if not an encounter with the artifacts, totems, commissioned drawings and paintings and most of all, lovers and learned professionals in the field of Nigerian Culture.
There were lots of questions by the children as they were amazed by the paintings and art works present at the center. It was indeed an exciting experience for everyone.
It was one of those lessons that needed to be taken out of school, teaching in First Age Private Schools is not about standing in front on the class to explain the textbook to the children by showing them pictures, yes sometimes we cannot help but show pictures, but then when we can, we do take it to the next level. That was the case of Nursery 2 last week, as they paid a visit to the Park and Zoo to have fun while learning, Teaching a child how cunning a tortoise can be from a story book while that child rides on the back of a 90 year old tortoise was an experience that is irreplaceable. Just as we did with Grade 3 on the trip to Kaduna by train (Teaching train transportation and rural settlements).
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was created by the UN General Assembly in 1946 to provide humanitarian and development assistance to children and mothers in developing nations. UNICEF Day is marked every 31st of October.
First Age Private Schools Kubwa. celebrated the UNICEF Day, by visiting the children at the IDP camp in Garki. There were lessons learned and taught, one of which the value of Education and the need to help those in need.
Questions asked by the pupils of First Age Private Schools at the camp included ” Why are they called displaced” “Why are the rich in the society not coming to help them” “Why are the ones in Primary 4 looking so Matured” “Why are they sitting on the ground to learn” .
Its really an experience and an eye opener for both the pupils and the teachers. We need to do more as citizens of Nigeria.
There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace. — Kofi Annan
The 2017 Jungle in Scout Day Camp took place on Saturday 21st of October and of course First Age wasn’t left out as we stormed the camp with a great number of pupils, more than any other school present. Oh yes, we are not just about the books…..
The event is a one day camping and gaming extravaganza organized annually by the Scout Association of Nigeria. This year’s Abuja event took place at Millennium park, with lots of games and activities that teach mental strength, problem solving skills, agility, endurance and lots more.
It wouldn’t have been complete after writing a composition about the Mother without writing one for the Father.so it was the turn of our fathers to visit their children in school and tell them what it means to be a father, what fathers do everyday and how to write a story about fathers.
The day ended with a few games which was loads of fun and educational for the children. A big thank you to our fathers for making out time to help educate the children.
It was an exciting day for us and the children as mothers paid us a visit to help the pupils of Nursery two compose their first composition about Mothers, What better way to teach a child how to write a story other than a full description by the person who the story is about.
A million thanks to those that honoured our invitation, to those that couldn’t make it, you missed out on a lot of fun, we hope you will be able to make it next time.
It wasn’t just another day @ First Age Private Schools Kubwa, neither was it just another day in this great country Nigeria, No!. It was the 57th Independence of our great nation and as usual we celebrated in style. i believe a photosplash is in order, so here it is;
We want to say a big welcome to our dear parents and pupils. As usual, we have a tradition of resuming with a heavy doze of maths work for the pupils to quickly jumpstart their brains after a long holiday.
Here are few pictures from the resumption activities;
Why worry about your child’s safety and whereabouts this summer, why delay their education and development waiting for a new session to begin in September, why waste useful time trying to keep them engaged at home when you can maximize the holiday by keeping them engaged, happy and productive.
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It was a colorful event as usual as we bade farewell to the Class of 2017. When i say colorful, i don’t mean that in a modest way, the decorations matched the choir uniforms, the cake matched the graduating gowns, the blue with a touch of yellow outfits by the teachers was spot on (though it was more colorful for the ladies than the guys… lol.. some of the coats looked like what Nnamdi Azikiwe wore during the independence ).
To the class of 2017 we say thank you for riding it out till the end.
We shall never forget your contributions to First Age Private Schools, neither will we relent in our wishes and prayers for your success in life. We look forward to hearing great news in future about each and every one of you.