At The Peck School, perseverance goes hand in hand with design thinking. Nowhere is this more evident than in the annual bridge design and bridge-breaking unit of instruction in Tim Loveday’s Grade 8 physics class.
Students are in the thick of Peck’s 4th annual Mini-mester this week. Mini-Mester—a weeklong design-intensive learning experience stimulating creativity, resilience, collaboration, and critical thinking—engages students in a variety of project-based activities. During Mini-Mester week, students take shortened classes in their regular subjects in order to accomodate a long period each day immersed in a world of inquiry, inspiration, trial and error, and fun.