Innovation and entrepreneurship starts at school

The Prep- Year 4 Cardboard Challenge will be part of the St Luke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day.
Grace Algie, Layla Matheson, Erin Adams, Rylee Peters and Tiara Dang practicing for The Prep- Year 4 Cardboard Challenge which will be part of the St Luke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day.

St Luke’s Anglican School is celebrating the success of their students though the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day with guest entrepreneur Navdeep Pasricha today (Friday, 18 October).

Navdeep Pasricha, CEO of iYouth, inspires students to have an entrepreneurial mindset which they can apply to their school years and beyond.

Matthew Hughes, Head of Learning and Innovation for St Luke’s Anglican School said Navdeep's insight would further encourage students who were already achieving so much success with their innovative ideas and practices.

“We are very proud of our students at St Luke’s Anglican School, in the past year our students have taken home the esteemed Conrad Spirit of Innovation Best Pitch Award and won the Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards,” he said.

“As a school, we are committed to providing dynamic learning opportunities and our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day is an example of that.

Navdeep Pasricha, CEO, of iYouth
Navdeep Pasricha, CEO, of iYouth, will be attending the St. Luke's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day

“A focus is for our students to be future ready, where they embrace excellence, service and
global thinking.”

Matthew said innovation and entrepreneurial thinking was important for all children.

“We know not every student is going to become an entrepreneur, however, it is important to note that there is a distinct difference between entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking,” he said.

“Entrepreneurial thinking is grounded in developing an entrepreneurial mindset – a critical mix of success-oriented attitudes of initiative, intelligent risk-taking, collaboration, and opportunity recognition.

“Entrepreneurial thinking is not so much about producing entrepreneurs, but about developing a set of skills that draws on the Critical and Creative Thinking general capability from the Australian Curriculum.”

St Luke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day begins with students participating in a range of activities including the Prep – Year 4 Cardboard Challenge.

The Cardboard Challenge is part of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day and the theme is Emergency Response & Rescue.

Students in Prep to Year 4 can use any recycled material to construct a response to this theme.

Entries will be judged by our guest entrepreneur, Navdeep Pasricha.