Shortreed Elementary Grade 5 student Janelle Latimer was selling relaxation at the 2018 Idea Summit. The glasses contained bath salts, a scrubber and chocolate. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley students make plans to change the world at second IDEA Summit

Young thinkers and entrepreneurs will tackle the problem of how to deal with single-use plastic

Langley’s students are getting ready to change the world.

From Kindergarten to Grade 12, young entrepreneurs and innovators from all over Langley School District are getting together to show their wares and share their thoughts at the second annual IDEA SUMMIT at the Langley Events Centre on May 8.

This year, the event includes IDEA X, in which students tackle the problem of single-use plastic.

“Sadly, the proliferation of single-use plastic and its devastating impact on the environment, eco-systems, animal conservation and general health and welfare of our planet has become such a daunting issue that most people turn away from the problem in despair,” notes an event brochure from the Langley School District Foundation. “We are asking Langley students to come up with well-researched and feasible solutions to tackle the problem.”

Not a typical school science project, IDEA X has seven teams of students presenting ideas, solutions, research, marketing strategies, and professional presentations to compete for a $20,000 scholarship award.

The IDEA SUMMIT and IDEA X encourage students to stretch their imaginations into unfamiliar territory to attack serious problems from different angles, in search of world-changing solutions.

Entrepreneurship and socialpreneurship and the skills associated with creativity and innovation, developing and marketing products and ideas, and enhancing social and business awareness are part of a redesigned B.C. curriculum known as Applied Design, Skills and Technologies, or ADST.

The IDEA SUMMIT and IDEA X is geared towards taking Langley School District into the philosophy of that new curriculum.

The public is invited to come and see how Langley Schools have embraced the development of those skills for students to be successful in a rapidly changing world.

THE IDEA SUMMIT and IDEAX is open to the public from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8.

The event is sponsored by the Langley School District Foundation, as well as VWR Capital, Envision Financial, Darnell & Company Lawyers, TD Canada Trust, GF Financial Group, McDonald’s Restaurants, Save-on Foods, Power Play, and the Langley School District Foundation.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Jemma Van Grol, Sara Walmsley and Tiffany Jang of the Alex Hope Elementary Humanitarian Club took part in the 2018 IDEA Summit. (Langley Advance Times files)

Just Posted

Car failing to yield at new stop sign causes three-car crash and flaming aftermath

A Monday afternoon multiple-car collision saw no serious injuries reported to police

Cat rescued from 100-foot tree near Fort Langley

Curtis had scrambled to the top and had been stuck there for days

Cost of COVID-19 ‘biggest unknown’ for Langley School District budget

District’s 2020/2021 annual budget bylaw sent to a third reading during board meeting

Public gets chance to name Langley bear cub

The fundraising contest at Critter Care runs to June 22

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Thanks for helping the Aldergrove Star to continue its mission to provide trusted local news

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

Suspect sought in alleged assault, hate crime on Metro Vancouver bus: transit police

The woman then allegedly punched the teenager in the head multiple times

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

Investigators probe death of CN employee at Surrey rail yard

Transportation Safety Board is investigating an ‘occurrence that took place during switching operations’

Abbotsford International Airshow opening 50-year-old time capsule

Bronze time capsule was put together to commemorate AIA as Canada’s National Airshow

Trans Mountain starts B.C. leg of pipeline twinning project

Mostly finished in Alberta, Burnaby terminal expanding

Most Read