The Studio welcomed former and future students, parents and industry professionals to a showcase at the end of June, displaying the ideas, concepts and projects that our students have been working on addressing the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The showcase focused on looking at the future of our planet, the current state of our earth and what happens if we don’t work with a goal towards changing it for the better. Our students have been learning about the 2030 agenda for sustainable development; a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. Through developing an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – urgent objectives for all countries to work towards in global partnership – our students have created projects to address the urgent need for change. Studio students have been drawing up ideas and developing concepts surrounding how they can use technology for good and align their projects to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Three of our year 10 students presented a concept for a game which educates teenagers about the various aspects needed to build a sustainable city and the difficulties that surround economic growth. The game aims at addressing the sustainable cities and community SDG and highlights the environmental issues that cities without a steady economy face. Their game challenges teenagers to build a city using their creative mind with the objective to improve their city by adding structures that allow them to increase the overall population of their virtual city.
Different structures touch on different sustainable development goals, for example, building a factory, creates jobs for citizens, bringing awareness of the decent work and economic growth SDG, but could have environmental implications. The students behind this game intend to transform their project from a concept into a game and are working towards addressing more SDGs within game updates and developments.
Other student projects focused on developing new platforms and online communities, including Jilk.pw, a directory of user-submitted chatrooms. The showcase also presented an impressive display of art work, graphics work, digital portfolios and a hugely-popular e-sports tournament.
Our art and graphics department took over the fourth floor with an exhibition which included illustrations, paintings, graphic design, paper sculptures and much more. A series of graphic posters featuring female medical professionals included statistics about gender equality in the healthcare industry, addressing the gender equality SDG; a goal to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Keep an eye out for more Studio showcases for a chance to see the exciting projects our students are working on, and if you’d like to work with us, please get in touch…