St Michael’s College is extremely fortunate to be involved in the 2020 Entrepreneurial Network program that will, very much align with our College values, transform young people’s passion and curiosity into innovative ideas that can make their world a better place. We are just one of several Catholic schools involved in this exciting and creative approach to learning, facilitated by the dynamic Nicole Dyson, founder of Future Anything & Youth X. The aim of Future Anything is to encourage students to pitch innovative ideas that make the world a better place. Our involvement in the program will provide students with the opportunity to foster key 21st century proficiencies, such as problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking, team work and innovation.
Overcoming the logistical problems posed by COVID-19, a small group of Year 10 students, supported by teachers Ms Bridget Kearins and Ms Anna Lumibao, were introduced to this exciting concept by a band of passionate entrepreneurs in an online forum, “Future Fest” on Friday June 5. The program was divided into five sessions and students interacted with the presenters who shared their motivating stories. The students completed the workshop inspired by the resilience and tenacity shown by these entrepreneurs whose determination and persistence took the beginnings of an idea and developed it into a successful business model.
Further workshops throughout the year, either online or face to face, COVID dependent, will guide this team of students in developing an idea to fruition which will then be presented at The Showcase and Shark Tank at the end of the year. We are all excited to see what can be achieved by this budding group of entrepreneurs.
Read more about Future Anything here: https://futureanything.com/
Ms Bron Kemp, Director of Curriculum and Assessment – Secondary