Solving Problems for Los Angeles’ Society and Health

In SPLASH, we take unconventional field trips, visiting places where volunteers help fellow citizens, where people need a step up, or where the environment needs our creative ideas. Here, SPLASH students are learning about the incredible work of The Ocean CleanUp and their Interceptor at Ballona Creek.

Welcome to SPLASH, the initial phase of our comprehensive two-year capstone program at WNS. As the precursor to our 8th-grade SWIM program, SPLASH sets the foundation for students to dive deep into societal, health, and environmental issues. Throughout the year, 7th graders will explore these pillars, researching and identifying pressing challenges within our community.

By the end of SPLASH, students will have crafted a project proposal, laying the groundwork for their SWIM projects in 8th grade.

This journey from SPLASH to SWIM is a transformative experience, where students not only learn about the world around them but also discover ways they can make a meaningful impact.

In SPLASH, our students embark on a series of engaging projects that not only hone their skills but also align with their chosen themes for the year. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store:

  • Automata Creation: Students will craft unique automata that visually represent the essence of their SPLASH project theme. This hands-on activity merges art with mechanics, bringing their ideas to life in motion. Final works will be combined and exhibited on campus.

  • Film Production: Using Adobe Premier Rush, students will dive into the world of video filming and editing. They’ll learn the intricacies of storytelling, capturing their journey and insights on camera.

  • Graphic Design: Every impactful project needs compelling visuals. Students will use Canva to design marketing materials, ensuring their SPLASH themes resonate with their audience.

  • Brainstorming with AI: Embracing the future, our students will utilize AI for idea generation and brainstorming. This cutting-edge tool will help them explore innovative solutions and broaden their perspectives on societal, health, and environmental challenges.