Mayuko Ikeda '21 was one of those students. During a Leadership Conference in Davos, Switzerland, her group used design thinking to create an ingenious protype – a smart earpiece called "SpacedIn" – which addressed the challenge of "how to harness the power of communication to create meaningful change." Her group's winning project is now on display at the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm.
Mayuko and nine of her Priory classmates, along with faculty chaperone Alethia Donathan, toured Europe as part of the summer Global Leadership Summit. Three days out of the of 11-day trip were spent at the conference.
"This was a great experience for our students to be global learners," said Ms. Donathan. "Not only did they meet other young people from all over the world, but they were immersed in a conference that gave them a task and they had to come up with a solution. Everyone had different ideas and together, they used problem-solving and design thinking to come up with those solutions."