The Imagination Station Staff Blog

Telling Compelling Stories 3: Providing Purpose

Telling Compelling Stories 3: Providing Purpose

What makes a film a masterpiece? What makes it resonate with the audience? Most importantly, what makes it tell a...
Telling Compelling Stories 2: Creating Character

Telling Compelling Stories 2: Creating Character

The best stories have a few simple elements: a simple structure, relatable characters, an engaging purpose. We’re exploring each of these elements over a few blog posts. If you haven’t already, get started with our first installment Starting with Structure. This week, we’re delving into character development.

Telling Compelling Stories 1: Starting with Structure

Telling Compelling Stories 1: Starting with Structure

The best stories have a few simple elements: a simple structure, relatable characters, an engaging purpose. We’re going to dive into all of these aspects, starting today with a couple of ways you can create a satisfying structure for a story.
What's in a worksheet? All sorts!

What's in a worksheet? All sorts!

Our website groups our worksheets into broad areas of the curriculum: Living World, Material World, Physical World, and Planet Earth and Beyond. Here we’ve compiled some lists to help you find everything related to a topic you may be interested in. 
Developing Leadership Amongst Volunteers

Developing Leadership Amongst Volunteers

Our Volunteer Leadership programme began in 2019 because we saw that with the number of new volunteers applying and completing...
What's in a worksheet? Engaging Experiments!

What's in a worksheet? Engaging Experiments!

We’ve included lots of experiments because we love getting excited about learning, and that’s especially easy when you’re exploding anything in the name of science! 
What's in a worksheet? Maths!

What's in a worksheet? Maths!

Now that we’re safely reopening schools across NZ, here are some ways that you can integrate these interactive worksheets into your classroom teaching. 
Worksheets - the 2020 teaching tool?

Worksheets - the 2020 teaching tool?

2020 has been a strange time for global education, and the way we teach has changed drastically. With all the...
Sensory joys of LEGO

Sensory joys of LEGO

From the gentle snap of your first LEGO connection, to discovering the tactile thrill of some of the more obscure...
DUPLO and Early Development

DUPLO and Early Development

DUPLO: the bigger, clunkier cousin of everyone’s favourite construction toy, LEGO.   While there’s no question LEGO is the more...
LEGO play: a time for fun and skill development

LEGO play: a time for fun and skill development

LEGO shapes and infinite possibilities are a window for the imagination! Did you know that it can also be a...