Seven students represented Concordia College at the 2021 City of Unley Design-athon on Wednesday 3 November, an initiative designed to challenge, inspire and empower young leaders to develop innovative ideas around the theme of mental health for young people.
Students had to problem solve, design a civic project and present their innovative idea in a three-minute “pitch” to a panel of judges.
In addition to helping students better understand real-world social issues affecting local young people, the challenge saw students working as a team to problem solve, engage with their local Council, advocate for young people and develop their leadership skills.
Demonstrating focus, creativity, open-mindedness and curiosity, our students worked efficiently - brainstorming, strategising and developing a solution, ensuring their ideas were inclusive of people from diverse backgrounds, and accessible to people with disabilities.
After each school had delivered its pitch to the Deputy Mayor of Unley, elected Council members, Council volunteers and Headspace mentors, Concordia was named winner of the Design-athon Challenge. Students will now further develop their idea before sharing this with Unley Council in 2022. The team's efforts were also rewarded with a $2,500 wellbeing prize package for the College from Growing with Gratitude. We commend the students involved for their outstanding efforts and wonderful success.