30 October 2021

Nelson College for Girls

INSPIRE Festival is our showcase event of the year that encourages students to think dynamically and creatively about their future.

 

INSPIRE Festival usually comprises two full days of challenging lectures, thought-provoking discussions and hands on experiments and has been running since 2012. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions this years Festival has had to be reduced to a single day.

It is designed to develop the connection between classroom theory and some very exciting and ground-breaking real careers which make a difference in our world.

Over 500 students attend this sell-out event involving special sessions with innovative researchers, scientists, professors and MPs. The INSPIRE attendees are our future leaders, innovators and creative thinkers. They told us they want more; more challenge, more connections and more opportunities to grow and learn.

MOI is pleased to announce that the Cawthron INSPIRE Festival is rescheduled for Saturday, 30 October at Nelson College for Girls. Registrations will open on Friday, 1 October at 1230. If due to Covid Restrictions the event can no longer be held a 100% refund of ticket price will be given. If event number is limited we may need to reduce numbers and we would do this based on last sold.

The Cawthron INSPIRE Festival 2021 offers one day of student selected challenging discussions and hands-on workshops all focused around STEAMS (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths, and Society). This year the festival is being hosted at Nelson College for Girls.

Saturday offers thought-provoking discussions and hands on experiments for School Years 5-8. Students choose up to 4 sessions to attend, all based on the STEAMS model of education and delivered by New Zealand's top professionals, scientists, businessmen, and mentored college students.

INSPIRE will develop the connection between classroom theory and some very exciting and ground-breaking real careers which make a difference in our world. The inaugural INSPIRE was in 2012 and massive demand has led to it being hosted annually with over 650 students attending and has continued to grow. The energy and enthusiasm of the students is wonderful and, with their feedback, demonstrates the necessity and benefits of INSPIRE. All attendees will be our future leaders and creative thinkers and they have told us they want more; more challenge, more connections and more opportunities to grow and learn.

Students attending Cawthron INSPIRE Festival need to have an adult 'in-charge' of them during the day. This person will gather registration materials for them and handle all health and safety aspects. Students left at Nelson College for Girls without an adult 'in-charge' are left at their own risk.

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