Hong Kong Elementary Students Join the Fun at Camp Invention at Model

photo of Hong Kong students

Fourteen elementary students and four of their teachers joined local students and teachers July 22-26 for Camp Invention at Model Laboratory School.

During the week-long event, participants rotate through four modules that incorporate a variety of hands-on activities focused on the development of creative, inventive-thinking and problem-solving skills. As the projects focus on process, the students learn through trial and error as they take gears and gadgets from dissected machines and other upcycled materials to create prototypes of inventions that they believe will help improve the world.

This year’s camp, the fifth annual camp at Model, attracted a total of 90 students entering grades 1-6. The students came from 18 different schools in seven area counties.

The Hong Kong delegation, which arrived July 20 and will stay through July 30, is also enjoying a wide variety of educational and cultural experiences outside the classroom. The extra activities include a tour of EKU’s Meadowbrook Farm, a program at Hummel Planetarium, a visit to the Granny Richardson One-Room Schoolhouse, a Lexington Legends baseball game, bowling, movies, the Madison County Fair, a trip to Natural Bridge State Park, and a tour of the State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion.

The camp is under the direction of Sarah Shaffer at Model.

Published on July 23, 2013