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Genazzano FCJ College: Inventors show initiative

July 26, 2018


The Weekly Times

July 11, 2018 3:08pm


The learning and teaching programs at Genazzano FCJ College give students the opportunity to grow, develop and excel.


One such opportunity is a unique entrepreneurial program called Girls Invent for Year 9 students. Students create a business or social enterprise and use 21st century skills to bring their idea to life.

The Girls Invent workshops are run by inventor and businessman Dr Mark Glazebrook, who motivates students to innovate by using examples of successful inventions created by women as a starting point. The program encourages girls to use an “ideation framework” to clarify ideas they already have, or generate new ideas.


Students then turn their ideas into reality through design, feasibility studies, market research, intellectual property research, resourcing and possible routes to market.

Students Charlotte MacIsaac, Claudia Cococcia and Mia MacIsaac participated in the Girls Invent program and created a drive-through express lane concept for supermarkets, which earned them a school award.


“Express Mart is for purchasing up to 20 ‘essential’ items via a window or app, pay and then drive through to hav