More than 60 Year 6 students from St George’s, St. Luke’s Church of England Primary School, Maidenhead, and Hythe Community Primary School, Staines, came together last Thursday to take part in the first Accenture Song Kidovation Day to take place in a school nationally since before the pandemic.
Organised and hosted by St George’s as part of our Schools in Partnership initiative, the event aimed to inspire the next generation of thinkers, inventors and creators through an immersive learning experience. Working in teams, the children followed the principles of design thinking and innovation to solve real-world problems, facilitated by a team of management consultants from Fortune 500 company, Accenture.
“From anger management hoovers and apps to solve loneliness, to cloning machines and space-saving construction, the creativity of the children was incredibly impressive,” said Francisca Raison, Manager, Product Management at Accenture Song and Chief Schools Officer for Kidovation. “Having a deep understanding of the problems which need solving, then being experimental and encouraging creativity is how companies such as Accenture bring about innovations that truly change how the world works and lives. We thoroughly enjoyed working with St George’s to foster these skills, introduce the key principles of design thinking and help inspire the change-makers of tomorrow.”
The Kidovation Day was the latest in a series of events organised by St George’s through our Schools in Partnership initiative, which aims to bring local schools together to share resources and knowledge, to offer enhanced opportunities to all students across the network.
“It was a real honour to host the first Kidovation Day to take place since the pandemic here at St George’s and to be able to share the benefits of this with schools from our partnership,” commented Richard Wilson, Year 5 Teacher and Partnerships Lead at St George’s School Windsor Castle. “The knowledge, mindset and skills developed through this event were a perfect fit with our mission as a school to nurture children to be ‘real world ready’. Working together with other schools also strengthens collaboration and team working skills and we very much look forward to our continued programme of partnership events, including a science and outdoor learning festival this coming June.”
More details about Schools in Partnership can be found here.