6th Class (Room 10) recently took part in Junior Achievement Ireland’s “Power of Design” programme. Supported by the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD), the programme highlights to students the importance of design in day to day life and the career opportunities in this field. The Power of Design also introduces primary school students to the use of design as a tool for positive change.
Our facilitator Síomha was amazing and helped us to see the world from a design point of view. The programme was very interactive and we got to take part in a range of group activities such as:
- “Think Design” Workshop
- “A World Without Design”
- “Career Interest Inventory” activity
- Looking at our journey to school and looking at ways we could change & improve it
- “Power of the senses” activities
Each group created a poster based on their “Improved Journey to School” ideas and then presented it to the class.
It was a fantastic experience and it gave us the opportunity to think and consider the world around us in a new and different way.
It also showed us a different perspective as to what design really is – as well as how we interact with various levels of design on a daily basis. It really is amazing how our society could be improved with just a few simple changes!