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Slingshot Innovation Academy

Slingshot Innovation Academy

When we empower girls and young women to embrace an innovation mindset and entrepreneurial spirit, it puts them at the leading-edge of possibility.

The Slingshot Innovation Academy propels students on a learning trajectory like no other, as they tackle real-world problems, gain hands-on experience, learn from industry experts, and discover technology-driven solutions to re-invent the world as we know it.
At the heart of its creative approach is teamwork, building leadership, marketing and presentation skills to enable students to turn their ideas into realities. Rigorous standards and a comprehensive approach mean brighter careers for our students. 
Not to mention a brighter future for all of us.

Slingshot Studio Programs

Design Technology Studio

For girls ages 12–15
Branksome Hall’s iHub

Unleashing Creativity Through Coding, Design Thinking and Design Technology

An innovative mindset is essential to successfully addressing the complex challenges of our ever-changing world. This transformative workshop will empower young women to integrate creative thinking and design technologies with an entrepreneurial spirit so they can thrive in a rapidly evolving landscape.

Whether you’re an experienced coder, an emerging designer or innovator, or a newcomer to these exciting fields, we encourage you to embark on a journey of exploration and creativity—the future needs you.

Key Features

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  • Guided Experiences

    Engage in immersive and hands-on activities led by industry and educational experts, providing a unique opportunity to explore the practical applications of Coding, Design Thinking and Design Technology.
  • Exploration

    Delve into the practical applications of each discipline through sessions that unravel design, the art of Coding and Design Thinking.
  • Collaborative Learning

    Foster a collaborative approach that encourages knowledge sharing and builds confidence and networking among participants. Work alongside like-minded young women to tackle real-world challenges and gain insights from diverse perspectives.
  • Innovation Challenges

    Push boundaries and test your skills and creativity through innovation challenges that will challenge you to apply your knowledge to solve real-world problems and witness the tangible impact of your solutions.
  • Practical Applications

    Bridge the gap between theory and practice by applying learning to real-life scenarios. Explore how Coding and Design Thinking are integral components of modern problem-solving.
  • Design Technology Showcase

    Showcase your newfound skills and innovative projects in a design technology exhibition. Receive feedback from experts and peers, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and optimization.

Noodle Studio

For girls ages 12–15
Branksome Hall’s iHub

A unique and exciting opportunity to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, build confidence, and gain valuable real-world experience.

An entrepreneurial mindset is not just about starting a business, but about developing the skills and attitudes necessary to navigate the challenges of life. Students will learn to get comfortable with risk, view failure as a growth opportunity, and see the world through the lens of opportunity instead of problems. We encourage creativity, critical thinking and collaboration skills, and also focus on building presentation skills (pitching).

This dynamic and adaptable program will ensure each participant has a personalized and enjoyable learning experience. The schedule is adjusted based on feedback and progress from participants so each person leaves with a sense of accomplishment and greater confidence in their abilities.

Students will engage in interactive activities and collaborate with industry experts who will help develop the skills and mindset to set them up for success.

Stay tuned for Registration details for Fall 2024

Explore iHub

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  • Ubiquitous Technology

    Access to 3D printers, laser cutters, virtual reality headsets and more.

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  • Pitch & Collaboration Space

    iHub is set up for all kinds of exploration, prototyping and co-operative learning.

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  • Design Studio

    Unleash creativity, test ideas and advance your design technology skills.

Contact Us

Phone: 416-920-4565
Email: slingshotIA@branksome.on.ca
We wish to acknowledge this land on which Branksome operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and go to school on this land.

Setting the new standard for girls' education everywhere takes collective action. From all of us.