It is a space where you get together to build things. You will find different kinds of materials one would need to build a prototype for an idea. A Maker’s Lab is an amalgamation of science, art, design, robotics and free-spirit.
Maker’s Lab is a part of the curriculum at GGIS from Grade 1 onwards. It inculcates a spirit of exploration in the students.
The primary purpose is to develop a culture of making in our students. When one is able to creatively channelise one’s energies into making and tweaking, it diminishes any destructive activities. Students then are involved in creating rather than complaining. They shall start to see opportunities in difficulties. And that would mean a lifetime of learning.
GGIS is the first one to start with a dedicated Lab like this. A few schools do offer short term workshops but none in Ahmedabad have it as a part of their primary years curriculum. There are many higher study institutions where you would find one. There is a FabLab at CEPT University which you can visit.
At Makers lab grade 3 to 5 students had great time creating hand made paper. We had industry designers Mehr, Harshada and Vivek who run their own design firm Fifteenbyfive to give their expertise and skills in Paper Making. Children spent the entire day in Makers Lab in the company
Children translated their imagination yet again through any material they could lay their hands on….working with constraints can be liberating! A temple by a cold water stream. Diya, busy making! Kaivan in his element The quintessential play organiser! Traditional pen holder! Enlarged cradle hanging! Fishing rod for clay fish! Puppet