S4TP Shortlisted for a Global Good Award!

Solutions for the Planet’s Big Ideas programme shortlisted for the Global Good Best Education Project Award!

Solutions for the Planet are thrilled to announce that their Big Ideas programme has been recognised by the Global Good Awards, and we have made the shortlist in the Best Education Project category!

Of course, any award nomination is exciting but the S4TP team are particularly proud to have been recognised by Global Good.  Their ethos of “recognising and rewarding change in ALL organisations, big or small for truly responsible and sustainable practices; building platforms to learn, share and progress ideas; and encouraging the development of engaged and ethical business practices” aligns closely with that of our organisation and the Big Ideas programme.

We want all the teams on our Big Ideas Days and who enter the Big Ideas Competition to feel empowered and able to make a difference.  We encourage teams to embed sustainable practices throughout their product, service, or campaign and this influences the outlook of key people around them.  For example, Sarah Boyes, the teacher supporting last years’ winning team, Bin it to Win it, said that working with the students on the Big Ideas programme has made her re-think her own sustainability choices.  We also want our young people to continue learning throughout the project, building resilience through their setbacks, and sharing this journey with other teams, judges, and their wider communities.

The road toward our vision of “a generation of young people ready and willing to response to 21st century sustainability challenges” will be a bumpy one but we want our young people to appreciate the learning that comes from setbacks.  Our Big Ideas programme is about more than just raising awareness of sustainability issues, and STEM and enterprise skills: we want to build confidence in the next generation that they DO have the skills and attributes to solve key environmental problems.

Being shortlisted for this Global Good Award comes at an exciting time as we are currently sorting through this year’s Big Ideas Competition’s submissions ready for shortlisting events over the Easter holidays.  Whilst all our school partners and business mentors will be keeping their fingers crossed for their teams reaching the regional finals, we hope you can all spare a bit of luck for S4TP in our own competition for this prestigious award!