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There is an art to social innovation

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December 04, 2017

Year 12 Caitlyn Edge designed a homeless living and pathways centre.

MANY hours of blood, sweat and tears were recognised when St Joseph’s College students presented their work at the annual VCE arts and technology exhibition

Year 11 and 12 students from studio art, visual communication design, VET fashion and product design and technology were rewarded when their completed work was presented to an audience at the school’s chapel.

School of enterprise learning leader Jordan Grant said the evening was a source of immense pride for students.

“While this night creates an opportunity to exhibit final pieces, it is also the culmination of hard work throughout the year,” he said.

“Their folios on display showcase the process that each student goes through to arrive at their finished product.

“The exceptional standard we’ve come to expect from our students in previous years has certainly been continued with this year’s exhibits.”

Year 12 student Caitlyn Edge was inspired by the recent homelessness problem at Flinders Street Station to create a homeless living and pathways centre.

“The design has space for counselling and learning, with the aim of getting people back on their feet and into work,” she said.

“I wanted to create a place that could provide a permanent improvement to the homelessness issue rather than just a temporary fix.”

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