Following a successful pilot we will run a series of events teaching students how to extend the life of electronics, and reduce electronic waste. The events will be school and community wide, focussing on practical skills and sustainability.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017
Young people are growing up in a time where electronics are seen as expendable, and they lack the knowledge to attempt repairs, or the awareness of why it is worth prolonging their life. It's a throw away economy, leading to waste, landfill, and perpetuating a lack of practical skills.
The project will educate our students as to how to fix electronic items in a very practical sense. It draws on inter-generational support from the local community, in learning these skills. It also highlights to them the big picture, generating valuable insights into how to improve electronics for people, from design and manufacture, through use and end of life.
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