Necessity does inspire innovation

INSPIRED: Along with many artistic pursuits by other students, Cathedral College Year 8 student, Rupert Clark has created this outstanding watercolour fish picture.

INSPIRED: Along with many artistic pursuits by other students, Cathedral College Year 8 student, Rupert Clark has created this outstanding watercolour fish picture.

From necessity comes innovation at Cathedral College Wangaratta, a school that inspires a passion for learning and a commitment tot excellence.

Like all other Victorian schools, Cathedral College Wangaratta commenced remote learning in term two and launched their remote learning program, CCW - Learning@home.

Dining tables became make-shift home offices, parents and carers juggled family and work commitments whilst supporting their own children as they learn from home.

Teachers learnt a raft of new and sometimes unfamiliar digital teaching and learning technologies as the school communities embraced the 'online'.

The College's students demonstrated remarkable adaptability and commitment to their education as they embarked on this unique educational journey.

As expected, they were tech savvy - they teamed, class-roomed, zoomed, chatted, emailed and chipped away at the tasks they were given.

There was however, a less expected 'silver lining'.

What emerged was a movement towards students engaging in 'old school' activities.

With more down time, creativity thrived, and we have delighted in the images and videos that students have shared.

These activities included being crafty, gardening, cooking, making, baking and connecting with nature, as well as amazing art works.

"Our students are inspired to be resilient, compassionate and proactive people who go on to contribute to a just, fair and loving world," Cathedral College Principal Nick Jones.

Students had the luxury of less commitments and more time to recreate and re-imagine, and as a result they became innovative and inventive.

We have been treated to short stories, science experiments, performances, creative trick shots, short films, introspective photography, beautiful music, thoughtful art-works and so much more.

The college is a safe and nurturing place where every individual is valued for their god-given talents.

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