Creative by Design

Mitchell Cavens, Secondary Teacher

The start of a new term brings with it the excitement of new learning. This semester, Year 8 students will undertake the Engineered Systems course through their mandatory Technology class.

As students completed this course last semester, it became clear that each one possesses a uniquely creative mind. As their teacher, the challenge was not to increase their creativity, but to help them learn that they are creative, and then give them the tools to utilise their creativity for God’s glory.

This term, students will create a bridge structure from spaghetti. They will make a battery-powered race car by re-using products from around the house, and they will design a 3-dimensional digital model of a structure using Google SketchUp.

It is a joy to be a part of our students’ journey as they practice innovating and creating, rather than consuming. In a world which increasingly preaches the right to individual gratification and the power of wealth, it is refreshing to witness students using their creativity to re-create together, for others.

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you.

1 Thessalonians 4:11
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