Innovation Day

Innovation Day

On Thursday 23 January we ran our first Innovation Day for our First Year pupils.

They were set the challenge of creating an exciting, innovative product or idea in a day. There were a number of sessions on offer, including a workshop on creating a powerful group dynamic, the ethics of product and business creation, led by Mrs Webster and her Lower Sixth Philosophy and Theology class, as well as a session on how to use questions to do great research from Ms Wildsmith.

Later in the day they were taken through the ‘Design Thinking’ process in order to generate ideas for their products. In the afternoon, teams divided their attention between marketing and prototyping before presenting their work to teachers.

The enthusiasm and energy our pupils showed for the challenges we set them was only matched by the innovative and exciting ideas they presented to us. We saw everything from an app that identifies where ethically approved shops are, to a honey lip balm made on site with the assistance of our catering team.

We are looking forward to some of the groups continuing to develop their ideas in preparation for this summer’s OCA Innovation and Collaboration Award.

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