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Inclusive Virtual Imagination Hub Programme: Playing with Chain Reactions

July 28, 9:30 am - 11:00 am


You’re invited to…. Inclusive Virtual Imagination Hub: Playing with Chain Reactions

About this event

Join us at the Inclusive Virtual Imagination Hub where we’ll be exploring and Playing with Chain Reaction.

This is is for children and young people aged 5-18 years old that have profound and multiple learning disabilities, autism and/or who are neurodivergent. You must be living in or go to school within Brent, Barnet or Harrow to be eligible for a place in this session.

What will the session include?

In this session, you’ll be exploring and experimenting with how to make your own chain reaction in your household with everyday objects, like dominoes, books, or Lego. A chain reaction is a set of objects in a sequence, where one hits the other to create a series of events, like dominoes falling.

What will I need for Playing with Chain Reaction session?

An assortment of everyday objects that can nudge and topple easily, but are sturdy enough to stand up. Dominoes, books, building blocks and Lego are always useful, but balls, cardboard, straws, kebab sticks, train sets, marbles, cutlery can come in handy and add variety to the chain reactions.

Session Structure

  • Introduction: Why does everything have an equal and opposite reaction and why is this important?
  • Testing objects: How to pair up objects to create a chain reaction
  • Explanation: Understand how this works and what forces are involved

When is Inclusive Virtual Imagination Hub: Playing with Chain Reactions?

This session is from 09.30 -11.00 am on Tuesday 28th July. There will be up to 50 students at each session.

What is the Inclusive Virtual Imagination Hub?

The Inclusive Virtual Imagination Hub is an exciting 8-week programme brought to you by the Institute of Imagination and Oily Cart. It features a range of exciting and experimental workshops, with the crossover of arts, science, engineering, coding, digital technology. Explore how to be playful with everyday household items. It’s made especially for children from neurodivergent backgrounds.

Sessions include:

  • Theatre sessions and sensory engagement workshops with Oily Cart, a charity who aims to reimagine theatre for young audiences to make it more inclusive.
  • Tinkering with everyday objects and exploring digital making with the iOi
  • An online CPD session for teachers and parents to provide new inspiration, ideas and tool kit for online delivery and home learning with the iOi and Oily Cart.

Throughout all of July, we’ll be running a workshop every Saturday. Then in August, we will be hosting workshops from Tuesday-Thursday, every week. Sign up now and we’ll keep you updated on all our events.

How much does the Inclusive Virtual Imagination Hub: Playing with Chain Reactions cost?

This is a funded programme with John Lyons, so it is free to participate. You must be living in or go to school within Brent, Barnet or Harrow to be eligible for a place in the sessions. All participants should be accompanied by an adult for the online session.

How have we made this programme inclusive?

When you sign up to each session, we ask you to provide details about what needs your child(ren) have. We will pass on these details to our practitioners, to ensure that they make the sessions suitable for everyone taking part. Also, each session includes a captioned video, a resource page and a live workshop. We have a session that will support children and young people with sensory needs and high functioning needs.

How do I join the session?

If you would like to take part in this session, please book here and we will send you a booking confirmation shortly to confirm your place, a resource pack and instructions for how to join. If you have any queries, please email hello@ioi.london

How do I do this activity if I can’t join this session?

If you can’t join this session, we have a resource pack that you can download after the session has taken place and a pre-recorded video that you can watch, so you can catch up in your own time.


July 28
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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