Critical Thinking, Collaborative Learning and Solution Focused


Designed by Avila Teachers, Beyond 2040 provides Year 7 students with meaningful opportunities to engage deeply in solution-finding and design thinking. Students will be working collaboratively with their peers as they research, discuss and consider what the future could look like if we embraced the best solutions available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths today.

We also have a panel of professional experts including scientists, analysts, designers, engineers and lawyers who will be actively sharing their experience and expertise as they engage with students throughout the program.

The Beyond 2040 program has been structured to encourage student voice and choice and provide opportunities for our Year 7 students to become more self directed and build their resourcefulness through rich inquiry, set tasks and deadline management. Ultimately the intended outcome of the program is that students build their skills for critical and creative thinking, communication and collaboration.

Day Three

Students prepared and delivered pitches to their shark tank experts, asking questions and receiving valuable feedback.


Day One

The Beyond 2040 program was launched with Year 7 students registering in their teams. Today’s sessions focused on “exploring” various concepts which cut-across the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.