Across May and April, Young Change Agents ran the Coronavirus Design Challenge empowering young people to explore the problems caused by Coronavirus and develop potential solutions using design thinking and problem solving skills. One of the challenge winners was from St Mark's: Bella Cooper (M7.1) with her idea of Shelter Shops. Congratulations Bella!
As a runner up Bella will be receiving some great prizes from the reward pool from Young Change Agents. She also got some great feedback from the judges including "Awesome and catchy branding that addresses a social issue on the rise. Unhoused humans are increasing and this is a clever idea to try and reduce the challenge in our country. Love that you are tackling a wicked problem with a smart solution that plays to goodwill, altruism and is also is a very practical use of unused space with amenities. Fabulous pitch video Bella – you are a confident presenter".
Bella chose to enter the challenge after Mrs Paula McGibbon sent the information flyer around to some of her students as part of the Distance Learning Program. If you'd like to participate in this challenge round two is now open! This is a great chance to develop your design thinking and problem-solving skills! Find out more here: https://bit.ly/ycachallenge"