Grade 5.1 2017-2018
Eco Design Exhibition
During the exhibition journey we’ve used lots of important skills to get to the point where we had our workshop. We have used the research skills a lot to find out all our information. We have worked very hard to find everything and become experts in eco design. We have also used the self management skill time management to keep track of our time and make sure that we get things done in time before our deadline.
Passion, goals and action
Our passion is art and design. But on second day of brainstorming we decided that only eco desain have important problems. So we were doing eco design. Our goal was to influence people to use eco design more in their daily live. And we think we reached it. Our actions was to do eco design challenge for students from G1 to G5. they needed to create stuff from the trash what they brought with them. Our second action was to send letter to the Singapore government and we ask them to make recycling in Singapore better. Unfortunately, the government has not replied to us yet.
Our mentor is Mr Reid and we have our meetings every tuesday 5th period which is after lunch and we were assessed on our Atls ( approaches to learning skills) and he helped us guide to our exhibition work. He also added some things to our work and added more exhibition questions.
Our workshop idea
Our idea for our workshop and what we did was to make the room look like a dump full of trash when people came in. That was because we let the students, teachers and parents to design something out of the trash that was on the floor. So reuse it basically. We also explained what eco design is, how it connects to Singapore and how products that aren’t eco friendly affect the environment.
During the two exhibition days we found it quite stressful. Even though it was stressful, it went well. All the students seemed to really enjoy our workshop especially the designing part. All the slides went well, the trash was enough and the students faces were happy. One of the challenging things were that we had to quickly set up, wait for the class that sometimes were late or really early, present and then quickly pack up and get to our next workshop to watch. Then that just continued on in the same process.
We felt relieved when the exhibition was over. We were happy because we do not have to present, stand for a long time, freedom! We have felt a little nervous but then more confident once we started. We have learnt and seen very good examples and ideas of workshops and games. Every workshop we went to we learned something about their topic and how they presented to different ages. Throughout the process we’ve learnt many things about eco design which we feel that we are almost experts in eco design.