Grace Christian School represented PEI and Canada once again at this year’s Future City Competition in Washington, D.C. This project-based learning program has brought hundreds of students from around the world to showcase their innovative designs. GCS was one of only two teams that represented Canada at the past two international competitions as back-to-back regional champions. The project included a virtual city design, a 1500-word city essay, a scale model, a project plan, and an oral presentation.
Under the direction of GCS teachers Mrs. Natalie MacNeill and Mr. Jordan Ellis, the 2017-18 team of students worked tirelessly to build their city, Vitalicio. Their ideal future city utilized the age-related challenges that negatively impact most cities as a springboard to engineer a universally-designed city that promoted personal independence, social engagement and precision medical practices for residents of all ages. The team’s innovative Vitality Indicator Timeline Apparatus (VITA), First-response Automated Aerial Vehicles (FAAV) and innovative buoyant wind turbines were recognized as highly creative solutions to age-related challenges.