11 and 12 Year Olds’ Creative Thinking on Show at Fed Square

11 and 12 Year Olds’ Creative Thinking on Show at Fed Square

On 22 November at 11.00am, a selection of student works will be on display on the Federation Square Digital Façade, showcasing how our Grammarians are building creative solutions to raise awareness of global issues.

In order to survive fast-paced changes and thrive in careers that don’t yet exist, schools like Melbourne Girls Grammar are arming the next generation with skills for the future.

The Middle Years Program (Years 5-8) at Melbourne Girls Grammar offers opportunities designed to build competencies and extend capabilities with real-world experiences such as innovative lessons in the classroom, international programs, internships, leadership development and micro credentials.

Last term, Year 6 students were tasked with projects that utilised innovative technologies to address: In what ways can new technologies be harnessed to have a positive impact on society?’

The students worked with RMIT Program Manager and Lecturer in the Bachelor of Design (Digital Media) program, Dr Li Ping Thong, to develop a project with a direct focus on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

The outcome of this project was exceptional, with student works tackling important societal issues including: Body Image; Sustainability; and Empowerment. By translating these topics into visual presentations outside of the classroom environment, our students are building creative solutions to raise awareness of global issues.

As a result of the success of the students in this unit, their works have been selected to be displayed for all of Melbourne to see! 

On 22 November at 11.00am, a selection of the student works will be on display on the Federation Square Digital Façade, and we encourage all members of our community to come along and support our Grammarians as their creative thinking is showcased.