Twenty Year 8 PLC Sydney students joined forces with hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs to transform ideas into innovative solutions. This year’s theme was “Planet X” where students were tasked with the goal of pitching an idea that reduces or reverses a negative environmental impact on the planet.
Students commenced the day gaining an understanding of the changing future of work and key skills necessary to prepare them for the many roles and careers they may undertake. The importance of problem-solving, communication, adaptive mindset and creativity was emphasised throughout the day as students embarked on “The Entrepreneur’s Odyssey”. Design-thinking processes allowed the students to empathise with their product or service’s user, ideate innovative solutions and generate prototypes. The day culminated with each team presenting a 60 second pitch to judges.