Australian debut no two-bit event
FAMILIES keen for a break from the Christmas countdown chaos had a day out on Saturday at the City of Canning’s first STEAM Carnival.
While the crowds at Cannington Showground could have been bigger, there were plenty of free activities to entertain and enlighten children.
The Science, Technology, Entertainment, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) focused-event was a fun collaboration from America’s Two-Bit Circus, which put together an Australian-first barrage of fun inside the showground hall, and the City of Canning.
Fun and learning included flying drones, virtual reality and the game of Kings, a team tag-styled challenge.
Players hold electronic wands with accelerometers, which act as virtual glasses of water.
The players on each team had to protect their ‘king’ while attempting not to spill water inside their virtual glasses.
Outside, children delighted in building and then firing their own rockets made from recycled plastic drink bottles, with help from the Gingin Discovery Centre and Observatory.
Other activities and stalls that proved popular included Perth Artifactory, and Einstein’s Top Secret Science, where it was all about using stethoscopes and making slime and snow.