I Have a Dream
The School Shark Tank
School-age children make up 25% of Bahamian citizens yet are not actively included in civic engagement and participation. They are directly impacted by school and learning environments— as the primary beneficiaries of schools – but, despite this, are often not consulted in the conversations and decisions that shape and develop these environments.
The “I Have A Dream” School Shark Tank is an ORG Bahamas Education Program/Event which provides a platform to empower youth, amplify their voices, and advance their ideas, plans and dreams for education in The Bahamas. After all, who has more intimate knowledge of what is and isn’t working for Bahamian students than the students themselves?
The 2019 Inaugural I Have A Dream School Shark Tank finals was held at Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) and Fusion Superplex. With the assistance of their teacher chaperones and mentors from LCIS the students learned about all aspects of school development and advocacy, from curricular development to teaching styles, to designing environments for learning. The students presented their dream schools to expert judges and a live audience See the presentations from the winning and finalist teams below:
Winner: Sadie Curtis School
Runner Up: Christian Heritage School
3rd Place: H.O. Nash
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