We have a wide range of incredible activities across our centres at Delphi Resort, Glenstal Abbey and Killary Centre along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Have A Look at how students got on last year here in DAILY UPDATES 2016
Activities: 1. Aviation; 2. Adventure Activities; 3. Music Technology; Sound Production & Performance; 4. Film Production; 5. Virtual Reality; 6. Drone & GoPro Technology, 7. Team Sports; 8. Coding & Robotics, 9. Sailing. Please see list below for which activities are available at each centre. (Copyright CMA)
Learn how to fly a plane and plan flight paths while exploring key mathematical concepts behind aviation in the company of our highly qualified and experienced pilots.
Boeing flight simulators (see video above) in conjunction with the latest aviation technologies are used while our award winning maths teachers guide you through dynamic and interactive iPad driven workshops. Aviation is available at our Glenstal Abbey Summer Camp.
2. Adventure Activities
Include Kayaking, Ringo Rides, Water Trampolining, Archery, Giant Swing, High Ropes, Gorge Walk, Raft Building, Turf Challenge, Laser Combat, Assault Course and many more.
Adventure activities are tied in with the maths and creative workshops so for example students use GoPro technology while doing the Giant Swing to later figure out what speed they were travelling at and explore how speed varies with the height of the starting point.
Archery is used to work out probabilities while exploring the geometry and ratios of the circle and discovering for themselves what Pi is.
3. Music Technology, Sound Production & Performance
Using an array of technological strategies, not only through the media of iPads and iBooks, but also using music and media technology to illustrate and explore key mathematical concepts, CMA invite students to form real and meaningful relationships with them. Creating music with technology and mathematics becomes a fascinating way to explore patterns and sequences.
Have a listen to student movie soundtrack (Students Films and Productions can be viewed on our Students Productions page ):
Glimpse of a Music Tech Workshop
In Trigonometry for example Sine Waves are heard and visualised giving students an inherent understanding of what they are, while seeing and discovering their natural place in the world, and not simply accepting the traditional teaching approach that sine is simply a number or a ratio of one value to another.
Through the use of music and media technology, great strides can be made visualising concepts and forming real and meaningful relationships with these concepts.
Students who play an instrument may avail of our Maths Rock Band where music is performed based on mathematical concepts. Usually our electric & digital group of musicians play drums, electric guitar, bass guitar, electronics, iPads, controllers, violin, cello, piano, tin whistle, clarinet and harp among many others. Its a fascinating exploration into mathematics and music and the results are powerful and usually very loud and fast!
4. Digital Film & Photography
Have a look at the Film above students made in Kylemore Abbey focusing on patterns in a well performed Irish Jig!
Irish Dancing is also on the agenda which always goes down brilliantly.
How light & lenses work, what makes a great photograph and which patterns (such as Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio) underline beautiful compositions are explored in our Film workshops.
Students will also have the opportunity to script, produce, edit and make a movie including composing the soundtrack, which will be completed in Music Technology workshops.
Student films produced can be viewed on our Student Productions page.
5. Drone & GoPro Technology
Drones are used to assist in 3D Mapping of buildings such as Kylemore Abbey (see Drone footage in videos above) as well as being used to capture Adventure Activities and to shoot movies.
Why Quads? This questions is dealt with in our workshops and students can appreciate the maths and forces behind this exciting technology.
6. Virtual Reality & 3D Mapping
Students have the opportunity to scan and map 3D objects and buildings using smart phones & GoPro technology and then create Virtual Worlds of these mappings through which they can access via the Oculus Rift Headsets. Maths concepts include x,y,z, coordinate planes, transformations and 2D/3D spaces.
7. Team Sports
Include Football, Tag Rugby, Basketball (indoor), Tennis, Volley ball, Lake/Sea Swimming,
Robotics is a new module on our summer camps and further information regarding the details and methodologies will be outlined shortly.
Sailing is now included on the schedule at Kylemore Abbey. Students will have the opportunity explore the maths behind sailing and how to build a sailing boat. Sailing with expert and qualified instructors will take place during the Kylemore Abbey camp only.
Activities Per Centre: