3D 'news', with a tech twist

Mr Lee Thiam Yew, 36, and his son Cayden Lee, four, working at transforming a news story from Little Red Dot into their own front-page news during an ST Schools workshop last Saturday.
Mr Lee Thiam Yew, 36, and his son Cayden Lee, four, working at transforming a news story from Little Red Dot into their own front-page news during an ST Schools workshop last Saturday.PHOTO: COURTESY OF DEBRA ANN FRANCISCO

Thirteen young ones from Blossom Edugroup and their parents created their own stories, inspired by the news in the Young Storymakers programme, last Saturday.

Using craft materials, the children worked with their parents to create their own 3D front pages - with a tech twist - of the news they read in Little Red Dot, The Straits Times' weekly publication for primary school pupils. The children connected LED lights to their models to create things like ponies, or fish with tails or fins that lit up.

The pilot parent-child engagement activity at JTC LaunchPad in one-north was led by education technology start-up Imagin8ors and The Straits Times Schools department. Families also received STep: My Year in the News, a binder filled with newspaper scrapbooking activities by the Schools team, as well as quick tips on how to make current affairs a part of family life.

•For more information or to contact The Straits Times Schools, go to www.straitstimes.com/stschools.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2016, with the headline '3D 'news', with a tech twist'. Print Edition | Subscribe