Kalianna and Bendigo Foodshare project

Throughout the year, we're collaborating with Kalianna School Bendigo and Bendigo Foodshare on an exciting project which sees students using technology to respond to food insecurity challenges.

Using 3D printers, lasers and design software, students created labels to attach to the Bendigo Foodshare crates, with 3D printer filament made from recycled milk bottles making up part of the product.

Earlier in term was the big pitch day. Six different designs were presented to Sam from Bendigo Foodshare and Ember from the Tech School in order to determine which one will progress to the prototyping stage. After difficult deliberations, we are happy to report that features from all six designs will morph into one new super design that students will give back to us. Great work, Kalianna!

The team at Bendigo Foodshare said of the experience; "This has been such an exciting project for us to be involved in - living our commitment to sustainability and a circular economy, whilst also involving local young people to tackle food insecurity as part of a really valuable learning experience with many curriculum outcomes."

A huge thanks to Kalianna teacher, Mr. Seamus Curtain-Magee for his hard work and dedication in co-designing this project with us. We look forward to visiting Bendigo Foodshare to trial the final design. 

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