TEAM2 Thorén Innovation School Wins the Local First Prize Offered by Hetch. “Our Vision is to Invest in Today’s Youth, Since We are the Future.”

Thoren Innovation School Team 2 won the first local prize offered by Hetch at the Hackathon for Youth: The Future of Education is Now. This team stood out by their excellent skills in design thinking. Take a look here how they used the room.

So what is your vision about learning in the 21st century?

“Our vision is to invest in today’s youth, since we are the future. We want to offer more physical activity and more social exercises, so that people get closer and create social networks.

We believe that if you experience things together as a group, the silence will be broken, it’s a good ice breaker.

If we understand – and get more educated about – the human brain, it may lead to a decrease of mental illnesses. Additionally, we can learn much more, in less time, since out brain have got even more developed.

In this way, young people can gain a place in politics and other important positions at an early age, as the brain develops faster. Then we also get a variation amongst the members of the city council, which can create diversity in society.

Another bigger focus is the climate. We believe that if we educate young people about the fact that their actions can affect the climate negatively, it will create an impact.

We have come up with a service that will be able to detect mental illness in young people at an early stage. With this service, we can detect illness and make youths seek help. Right now, our mission is that this service will be our final project during our Senior year in high school and our UF (JA Worldwide) project.

Get to know the team members:

TILDA

Tell us about yourselves and the school that you are attending.

My name is Tilda and I´m 17 years old. I live here in Helsingborg with my mom, dad and younger brother. Outside of school I compete in dance, and have done that since I was about 10 years old. Besides that, I study and try to make some time to hang out with my friends as well. Right now, I do my senior year at Thoren Innovation School here in Helsingborg. I’m very excited for the senior year and everything that is yet to come.

What is your motivation to be part of this Hackathon?

I am a very creative and determined as a person, therefore I believe this Hackathon is something of my taste. I am also very excited to meet new people and visit ”the real world”, otherwise I’m just in school or at dance. I think this will be a wholesome challenge!

What do we need to keep, develop and bin, within education and learning, as they are 2021?

How shall we make sure that young people are more heard in the context of the reimagining of education? 

Both of these questions are very deep and hard for me to answer. But I beliveve that it’s very important to keep on educating young people since we are the future.

ANNIE

“My name is Annie, 18 years old and I´m going to Thoren innovation School. In my spare time, I am playing floor ball (FC Helsingborg), working and hanging out with friends. I also spend a lot of my time thinking and analysing different things. Since I am going to an innovation school, our teachers are trying to connect innovations to our courses, as much as possible. For an example, we have worked with innov8 in mediatech-courses and innovation-processes at the entrepreneurship.”

FREDRIKA

Tell us about yourselves and the school that you are attending.


“Hi, I’m an 18-year-old girl from Thorén Innovation School in Helsingborg. Right now, I’m in my third year at my school’s Technical program. Thorén Innovation is a small private school that focuses on Innovation. I, myself am kind of a creative soul that loves to figure out new solutions and solve problems.

What is your motivation to be part of this Hackathon?
“First off, I feel like my group can come up with some great ideas which give me motivation. I also think that it’s super fun to come up with new solutions, especially now when I can make a difference. I, for example, chose Thorén Innovation School because I want to see opportunities for change and to be a part of forwarding thinking.”

What do we need to keep, develop, and bin, within education and learning, as they are 2021?
“Keep doing what you are doing by letting younger generations take a bigger part of our society and help the economical growth and our own education.”

How shall we make sure that young people are more heard in the context of the reimagining of education?


“I already believe that we are a big step forward towards a future where younger people have more say in political matters. Where we can influence our own future. My thought is that we only need to put forward all the positive things that we have to give and that we can make a more positive influence than many might think.”

Watch the video of Thorén Innovation School Team 2. We love their focus on well-being!

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