Imaginative hospital initiatives from pupils

  • 23-Oct-20
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The students of the Hills Cluster schools were excited to show off their Dunedin Hospital rebuild ideas in late October at the Dunedin Community Gallery. The gallery was a buzz with AR & VR solutions, apps, robotics, health & wellbeing solutions, room design ideas and much more.

The dynamic exhibition was a culmination of ideas dreamed up by pupils at Kaikorai, Maori Hill, Balmacewen Intermediate, Halfway Bush, and Wakari schools, for the new Dunedin Hospital.

The Hills Cluster of schools were the first beneficiaries of the Otago Community Trust’s Learning Impact Fund. Between them the schools split $310,000 on a range of projects with a technology focus.

The criteria for the Learning Impact Fund was that it was designed to lift student achievement, encourage schools to work collaboratively, engage parents in student learning and connect families and encourage innovative thinking.

Trust grants manager Sue Stewart said we liked the fact that children were at the centre of this project, that it was all about their learning and achievement and applied to a real world development - the new build of the Dunedin hospital. Furthermore it is great to see all of the cluster schools showcase their projects.

A great little video showcasing the project can be viewed via the link below.


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