After the first full year running Jump Start at Pimpama State Secondary College, it's been an eventful year for the school with a great number of highlights and successes which will see the program well positioned for 2017.
Pimpama State Secondary College have partnered with Seven Positive to establish Fix-ed - a school operated social enterprise, due for launch in 2017. Fix-ed will build on the success of the Good Design Australia award-winning Jump Start program, with a sharper focus on repair-culture as a social, cultural and environmental response to community hardship now and in the future.
At the end of our first full year of the Jump Start project, I wanted to reflect on and share our journey. Over the next two posts, I will discuss the impact of the program, the rationale and research which has underpinned the development of the project and of course, how we are measuring our students success.
Industrial Designer and Robotic Innovator Owen Bawden visited the Jump Start students to share his knowledge and experience in working on an innovative agricultural project; QUT's Agbot II.
Queensland high school students recently embarked on a beach cleanup excursion which has seen them learn about the value of waste, the product life cycle and entrepreneurship. After removing more than 1000 pieces of rubbish, students have created upcycled products alongside the Jump Start industry partners FiveOceans.