The what, where, why and how of MakerSpace at Croydon Park

What is a MakerSpace?

"The maker movement is a growing community of artists, scientists, craftspeople, amateurs, professionals, tinkerer, and engineers celebrating personal creativity, ingenuity, and empowerment."


A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials.” (

Where are Makerspaces found?

Places for people to come together, sharing the tools, technology and know-how:

Robots and Dinosaurs in Meadowbank

Makerspace & Co in Marrickville

Solidifier in Darlinghurst

UNSW Art & Design's Makerspace

An increasing number of schools are providing makerspaces for their students.

Why have a MakerSpace?

Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (2008)

-> General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum:

"assist students to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century" (acara, 2013)

  • ICT capability

  • Critical and creative thinking

  • Personal and social capability

  • Ethical understanding

With current trends with jobs and workforce, students will need creativity and innovation; be prepared to fail, and to know how to learn.

They will be The Creatives, The Doers; working with others, in teams, collaborating

Dresden Optics:

How does the CPPS MakerSpace work?

Located within the school library

Student-led, student-run, student-focussed

Making opportunities include:

  • Coding
  • Makey Makey
  • Ozobots
  • Lego Wall
  • Crochet
  • Origami

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