Brisbane school launches NFTs to build students’ digital portfolios
A Brisbane school has launched its own non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as part of a continued focus on innovation and preparing students for a changing world.
St Paul’s School in Bald Hills has minted the NFTs and transferred ownership to the top six students from last year’s graduating class in recognition of their academic performance.
The new NFTs continue St Paul’s School’s determination to explore changing trends which helped to spark its Centre for Innovators and Entrepreneurs, a unique working space that has already helped birth brilliant ideas from the school’s young minds.
Each NFT depicts a unique design of the school’s Realms of Thinking – a unique and acclaimed approach to learning pioneered by St Paul’s School which helps students master the basics while also growing their capacity to ask better questions, navigate challenges, develop empathy and spark their imagination.
St Paul’s School Headmaster Dr Paul Browning said the School’s willingness to adopt and engage with new technology was a valuable part of the student learning experience.
“St Paul’s School provides an education worth having which prepares resilient global citizens who are innovative thinkers. Right now, an education worth having includes engagement with this fast-developing world of blockchain and NFTs,” Dr Browning said.
“These concepts didn’t even exist when some of our senior students started school but now they’re becoming commonplace.”
St Paul’s isn’t aware of any other Australian school producing NFTs but recognises the growing importance for students to build their digital portfolio before they graduate.
“By creating these NFTs and transferring them to our best-performing students, we help them to add to a digital portfolio that is becoming more commonplace,” Dr Browning said.
“St Paul’s School will continue to engage in development of digital portfolios with a focus on how it can prepare our students for this rapidly changing world.”