Scratchpad is both an approach to learning and a centre for creativity. We run our programs from our learning centre in St Lukes, Auckland, as well as offering additional support online.
The reason we operate out of a physical space, instead of online programs, is because of the strong belief we hold that children learn so much more when they work in group settings. Regardless of whether the project they are involved in is an individual or teamwork one, there is a great deal of incidental learning that occurs when we work alongside others. We’re also teaching youngsters that technology is there to help us share and interact more, not get lost in a world of anti-social behaviour.