Professor Yong Zhao visits Trinity Trinity College, SA
Trinity College was recently selected as one of three independent schools to be visited by world-famous author and authority on education Professor Yong Zhao. Professor Zhao had heard about the College’s ground-breaking work in the area of entrepreneurial, student-led education, specifically a student run project with the aim to grow organic, environmentally friendly produce while making a profit.
A class of 30 students committed to work on the project with each student nominating a specific focus area in either construction, marketing, cooking, IT, selling or finance. After clearing an area of garden, five raised garden beds were constructed. Working with local experts students planted their first crop of coriander, spinach, broccoli and snow peas. Professor Zhao’s work focuses on the implications of globalisation and technology on education and he is in Australian to partner with schools to establish a transforming schools network, designed to give students the skills and attitude to succeed in the future. Professor Zhao will continue to work with students over the next year to challenge them to transform this project into one of global significance and deepen the students’ understanding of social entrepreneurship.
WARM WELCOME: Students from years 7-10 work on the project with Professor Zhao.