|Early Times Report|
SRINAGAR, Aug 5: Under the Talk to Know Conference initiated by Dolphin International School last month, the school organized an experiential visit for 10th standard students to an upcoming design studio called Kashmir Innovation Lab, collectively run by young and enthusiastic designers from Kashmir namely Burhaan, Mamoon, Salim and Ashfaq.
A spokesman of the school said that Burhaan, a young designer from NID facilitated the interaction of students with the space with a series of observations, hands on tasks, brainstorming sessions, reflective discussions and organic eating.
The experience of being in a space that practices permaculture and innovative up-cycling opened students' eyes to the idea of design thinking for informed and purposeful use of resources, said the spokesman.
He said the interaction also added to their (students) understanding of on-going up cycling project on Dolphin School campus. Students learned about different techniques of composting, while also understanding the science behind all natural farming.
"Students' interaction with budding entrepreneurs from Kashmir inspired them to think beyond conventional career options and embrace the possibilities available today. Most students found the experience truly enlightening and showed interest in applying their learning to their own contexts," said the spokesman.
The spokesman said that entire experience served two important purposes of Dolphin International School this year-constructive dialogue with young influencers and extending learning to larger community. The initiative has opened doors for a cleaner and greener environment, along with the growth of aware and responsible citizens of tomorrow.