Interview with the Future Creators Class of 2019
The Future Creators is an after-school digital learning programme for young people aged 13-to-16 years old from Dublin 8 and its surroundings. It was established by The Digital Hub in 2011 and is delivered by H2 Learning with the support of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD). This programme is designed so that the young people can also develop key 21st century skills such as teamwork, collaboration, problem-solving and communication among the participants.
This year the Future Creators worked in five groups, to develop projects on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) established by UN world leaders. Using skills, they have developed over the last six months, in digital media, engineering, coding and design thinking, the young people have created an innovative idea to help to achieve one of the SDGs. Watch a video interview with some of the young people participating on Future Creators.
Along with speaking to the participants, we also spoke with the Future Creators Coordinator, Niall who told us about the programme and what the young people have learned so far.
Niall, says, “The Future Creators project is based on the sustainable goals for development, they young people picked a topic and came up with a game and designed a game around that. We began the course with some team-building and engineering projects and then worked on the coding aspects using scratch to build their own games.”
Below is just some of the snippets of what the Future Creators had to say:
- “I found out about the Future Creators when the coordinators came to the school to promote the programme.”
- “We have been doing a lot of things around video making and done a lot of work with Micro.bits and games.”
- “We have been using Micro.bits making data and putting data on it.”
- “I enjoyed making my own music and getting to experience it.”
The young people, who participated on the Future Creators programme, will celebrate their successful completion of the programme with an exhibition of their work and graduation ceremony at the end of May at The Digital Hub.
Keep up to date on the Future Creators at www.thedigitalhub.com/futurecreators