Tuesday, 13 December 2016

IGG winning WAGGGS competition will help girls learn more re STEM & SDGs!

The IGGNITE 2017 team are so excited to have just been named as one of the winners of the Stay Connected competition launched earlier in 2016 by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). 

We are in the middle of planning IGGNITE (IGG’s international camp that will take place in Rockwell College, Tipperary, from 30 July 2017 – 6 August 2017) and the many different activities that the girls will take part in when they come to camp. Receiving this news will enable us to plan - and offer - great STEM activities to our girls. 

Our activities will be broken into zones with all of the girls spending a half day in each zone during the week. ‘Be Inventive’ is the zone that will be full of STEM activities, enabling our girls to explore, investigate and realize their own potential in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

In addition, our Festival Day will offer all our members the opportunity to try all sorts of activities that they may not otherwise get a chance to.  We are planning on including various STEM activities so that girls get the chance to
challenge themselves. 

It is hoped that the girls will bring their ideas back to their communities, focus on how those skills can be put into practice in their communities and then report to us about them via vlogs, blogs and photos. Most of our activities are focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and these activities will focus particularly on SDG 4 and 5 – Quality Education and Equality in Education.

The next few months are going to be very exciting for all of us here in IGG and we look forward to #StayingConnected!

~ IGGNITE 2017 Camp Chief Jenny Gannon

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