As part of the STEAM program at WGHS, students were challenged to use Design Thinking to identify an issue within their community and develop a solution. The issue needed to be one that was meaningful to them and they were then tasked with creating a prototype to minimise or fix it. Encouraging student agency and community engagement, the STEAM projects promote effective teamwork, leadership, problem-solving and innovation.
Lily Winchester (10WNP) and Tara Vaughan (10HPT) decided to write and illustrate books for children in their first few years at primary school. The books explore issues from our local area – the North Shore – and have augmented reality embedded in them which enhances the reader’s interaction with the story. On the 16th of November, Tara and Lily visited a Year 1 class at Takapuna Primary to share their picture books. They really enjoyed the experience of working with other students in the Pupuke Kāhui Ako (Community of Learning).