SRINAGAR: The Dolphin International School, under its ‘Talk to Know’ conference initiated last month, organised an experiential visit for 10th standard students to an upcoming design studio Kashmir Innovation Lab aka Kilab.
The lab is collectively run by young and enthusiastic designers from Kashmir – Burhaan, Mamoon, Salim and Ashfaq, an official statement issued here said.
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, the statement said.
The interaction also added to their understanding of the ongoing up-cycling project on Dolphin School campus.
The students learned about different techniques of composting while also understanding the science behind all natural farming.
“The interaction of students with budding entrepreneurs 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,” it said. “The various techniques of permaculture and organic composting stayed with them as takeaways for their families and farms at home.”
The 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, the school said.