In the spring, Grade 7 students will be participating in a active learning experience called Rise to the Challenge.
Rise to the Challenge is the intensive for our Grade 7 students. Intensives are a concentrated period of study where an entire grade is working on a project or projects, with profound research and preparation, followed by a public event. These intensives are designed with Hamlin’s mission in mind, as our students meet the challenges of their time.
Grade 7 students have the opportunity to choose their own topics, do in-depth research, then share their findings, providing short and long-term solutions to various problems.
To prepare and inspire our girls for Rise to the Challenge, we have had speakers sharing their altruistic passions with our students.
Yesterday, Lisa Craig Gautier, the founder of the nonprofit A Matter of Trust, spoke with students.
Matter of Trust provides systems for sorting recyclables and compostables into useful stockpiles. By focusing on convenience, we learn what households need most from community reuse programs. Gathering perspectives from global industries, we find motivations and new zero-waste opportunities. We are passionate about efficiency and deconstructable designs.
Ms. Gautier encouraged our students to discover their passion and make a difference in the world by thinking outside the box in creative ways.
Special thanks to Mr. Ditto (in the photo), who invited Ms. Gautier to Hamlin.
To learn more about Matter of Trust, please visit: https://matteroftrust.org/