The children in Year 2 were very lucky to have a visit from an inventor Dr Edward Apeh from Bournemouth University. He came into school to talk to the children about ‘Inventors and how they changed the world.’
Dr Ed spoke about inventors and how things were created. The children thought hard about the skills needed to be an inventor including the ability to problem solve. They shared their ideas about what you need to do to create things.
The importance of identifying an area of need was explained and the children began to understand why inventing something with a purpose was so important. They were amazed to learn that the idea of fairy lights evolved from people using candles. The children discussed with Dr Ed the design cycle and how the process evolves.
They had fun finding out about different inventors and how some inventions happened by accident, such as the invention of the ice lolly. Then they talked about how things that have been invented can be improved. The children were surprised to learn that some inventors were as young as 11.
Many thanks to Dr Ed who really inspired the children to want to all become inventors in the future.