Year 7 and 8 students from Cobram Secondary College have been busy getting creative in an effort to take the ceiling off their learning.
Working in groups, the students had to come up with an idea that would help the local community and then implement a strategy to achieve their goal as part of the head start program.
Assistant principal Kate Bird said the #Icanmakeadifference project was geared around the four Cs of 21st century learning — critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.
‘‘The whole idea of the project was to take the ceiling off their creativity and focus on intrinsic motivation,’’ she said.
Some of the projects included a medical first-aid drone, a safe house for victims of domestic abuse and a clothing drive for the homeless.
Not only did the work help improve the students’ ability to think laterally, it also helped them form new friendships heading into next year.