(Ed: Apologies for delayed report!)
The GA Spring Competition. Decision-making exercise focused on urban regeneration. 25th Feb 2020.
A month or so after January’s successful boat trip to Temple Quarter in Bristol, students were asked to rapidly produce posters detailing their proposed plan for the future development of Temple Island.
Teams were expected to consider issues related to equality, inclusion, representation, identity, globalisation, interdependence, mitigation, adaptation, sustainability risk, and resilience.
Imaginative solutions were called for, but consideration of the potentail negative impacts was also expected.
Six schools too part (Backwell, Redmaids’ High School, Clifton College, St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple, Wells and Queen Elizabeth Hospital). Nine teams or 3-4, judges, scorers and teachers (offering guidance but not advice) made for a manic session, plenty of action, verging on mayhem!
Posters were produced in rapid fashion, followed by the crafting of a group presentation, covering all expected ground in a few minutes. Everbody stepped up the challenge and delivered three versions to three judges, taking feedback onboard.
Thanks to all the contestants, accompanying teachers, and the GA team (Janet Neil, Michelle Graffagnino, Sarah Almond, Andrew Tallon, Garry Atterton and Simon Killen).