What is iDiscover?
Hi! We're Stefanie, Charlotte, Enid and Lisa from year 9 and we are here to give you a little ‘insight’ in to how idiscover is going for us so far.
The whole of Year 9 at Harris South Norwood were invited to take part in idiscover- which is a project to help students become more innovative and to learn things that are not normally taught in school. To be innovative means to look at things differently, to be a problem-solver or to come up with solutions and new ideas. We are learning that anyone can be innovative.
It is good to have choices- but there are so many good options to choose from- at first we found it quite hard. We decided what experiences to pick by getting together with our friends to talk about what we all liked and we ended up choosing things that we could do together which sounded like fun but would also broaden our education. It's nice to get choice because you can do something that you actually want to do rather than being told and stuck in something you didn't want in the first place.
“In idiscover this week we did a Cloth of Gold Experience called T-shirt Printing. We were taught how to print and design our own T-Shirt. It was nice to work with Sarah and Dan who ran the experience because they are really professional, they knew what they were doing and they were really helpful”
“I really enjoyed doing the T-Shirt experience because it's something I'd like to do when I'm older and it gave me a chance to experience it and see for myself how it works”
Charlotte and I are doing the ‘Amaze experience run’ by Future Creative we think Amaze helps you to discover yourself and to chose the right path in life.”
We interviewed some students who have signed up for other idiscover experiences, Robostuff and Gravity Racing- this is what they said:
“idiscover is about innovation and it helps you to be creative- and it's fun.”
“This project is giving me new experiences that I didn't have before- it's amazing making objects coming to life!”
“I think that idiscover is good and it helps you to choose what you want to do later in life.”
“Gravity Racing is a good experience because it's bringing being eco-friendly to a new level. It's not boring anymore!”