A “Makerspace” is a place designed for open ended learning and creating. Students are invited to learn through hands-on experimentation and to develop skills including, but not limited to: design, construction, electronics, textile crafts, engineering and programming. Use is in line with the Montessori values of individual initiative, autonomy, and lateral teaching/learning among students.
The Village School Makerspace has lots of tools and materials from hand tools to sewing machines to 3D printers. Adults are present to maintain order and safety in the space while providing support for students’ self-directed learning.
Open Makerspace is held at recess for registered students in years 1-8 with payment of a yearly materials fee.