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Power Up (2019)

A series of workshops for children aged 7-12.

20-22 February 2019

Lighthouse

POWER UP

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS FOR 7-12 YEAR OLDS

PRESENTED BY LIGHTHOUSE AS PART OF RE-IMAGINE EUROPE

EXPLORE CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND OUR PLANET


Power Up is a series of workshops for children aged 7-12 during February half term, which will explore how we consume energy and how that affects our planet. Power Up aims to show children how their imagination and creative thinking can make a real difference to the future of our planet.

RE-IMAGINE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS


Artist Melanie Terrade was joined by a group of 7-12 year olds for a hands-on workshop exploring how everyday technologies can be redesigned to be more environmentally friendly. Children chose a device and explored its current sustainability, before imagining how it could be redesigned. New solutions were be created through a combination of drawing, Tinkercad software and physical prototyping. The session encouraged young people to think about the impact our behaviour has on the environment, and asked them to think creatively about solutions.



We want our workshops to be accessible to all. Lighthouse is a charity, all donations and ticket fees support our programme of talks, exhibitions and education initiatives.


BLOCK BUILDERS WORKSHOPS

The Block Builders workshop enabled participants to collaboratively rebuild Brighton using Minecraft, adding wind turbines and solar panels to the interactive maps to enhance awareness and understanding. The children actively engaged with how renewable energy can benefit Brighton and its surrounding environment, showing the importance of energy conservation and efficiency.

Re-Imagine technology is part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Re-Imagine Europe is initiated by Sonic Acts (NL) and coordinated by Paradiso (NL) in collaboration with Elevate Festival (AT), Lighthouse (UK), Ina GRM (FR), Student Centre Zagreb / Izlog Festival (HR), Landmark / Bergen Kunsthall (NO), A4 (SK), SPEKTRUM (DE) and Ràdio Web MACBA (ES).