A CATALYST FOR CHANGE
Centre for Imagination logo The Centre for Imagination transforms the way in which a BMMS education is experienced in the 21st century – inspiring young people to discover that there is far more to them than they think, to discover their grand passion in life and to explore what it means to live from a strong sense of vocation. After all, when the imagination is set free, the horizons of possibility are infinite.
“Imagination is a way, I suppose, that dreams, longing, desires, even fears, link up with the reality that you’re in.” Albie Sachs, South African freedom fighter and constitutional judge
WHY IS THE CENTRE FOR IMAGINATION NEEDED?
Educators largely operate within an industrial paradigm, the very model that gave birth to the problems our children will have no choice but to navigate. They enter adulthood in an interdependent, highly connected world. Tides of seawater, human migration, and racial nationalism are on the rise, to name just a few issues. Our islands are both literally and figuratively disappearing. Our education needs to reflect and respond to the world we now inhabit.
We need to empower young people to successfully navigate the global, systemic challenges ahead.
By showing young people the complexity of the world they inhabit, and encouraging them to take responsibility for shaping their future.
We imagine new ways of learning.
We inspire new paths of action.
We incubate new initiatives.
HOW ARE WE TRANSFORMING EDUCATION?
Wall illustrations at the Centre for ImaginationThe Centre for Imagination hosts a range of events that bring students and staff together in a lively atmosphere of joint exploration. Events emerge from student initiative, pressing global issues, and in alignment with the wider school’s weekly themes.
The commitments that shape the ethos of the Centre for Imagination include authenticity, independent thinking, and giving young people the support and freedom to make their own, good choices. Every effort is made to preserve an atmosphere of joint exploration and experimentation.
Green screen – Aligned with the school’s theme for the week, the Centre screens a documentary each week, followed by a discussion of how students can take action.
Shaping the space – Drawing the future on the walls with students and staff helped us shape the space through our collective imagination.
Current affairs – Our weekly discussion outside the classroom about what is happening in the world and what actions students can take.
Career Talks – each week professionals from different backgrounds share their journeys, giving inspiration to young people for how they can find their paths in the world.