In partnership with the Orange Foundation and Ministry of National Education, the Casemate Solidarity FabLab decided to repeat the experience following the success it had last year with secondary school students. This time high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds developed their project at the FabLab.
This new project aims to guide high school students to create items at the Grenoble FabLab facilities. The regional education authority’s ‘Mission de Lutte contre le décrochage scolaire’ association worked in collaboration with Casemate and the Orange Foundation. Together they selected 6 high schools which all presented a project: the Vinent d’Indy de Privas vocational high school, the Argouges de Grenoble high school, the Jacques Prévert de Fontaine high school, Voiron high school, La Saulaie de Saint-Marcellin high school, and Cran-Gevrier high school.
Their creations included a recipe book with a wooden cover, decorations, masks for high school actors to wear during performances; others wanted to create an item to give to an author who they had met during a literature festival. Some chose to print a motif on a t-shirt which could become the high school’s emblem. There were motivated teaching teams but also high school students who worked outside of the traditional school environment and seemed to enjoy it.
They liked the manufacturing stage: “you can see what you’ve made, it’s an actual item!".
To be continued.