Over the past two months we have, partly, answered the question: How do you run a competition for schools and businesses when all of the schools’ doors are closed to their students and many businesses have furloughed staff and have limited capacity?
Our first ever Virtual Big Ideas Competition 2020 is drawing to a close – 645 pieces of work were submitted; over 150 students from over 20 schools continued through the lockdown; more than 60 incredible mentors and judges were involved; and 7 live online regional finals were held! As an organization we are so pleased to have created a space, albeit virtual, for such incredible hope, positivity, collaboration and action at such a difficult time for the world. The S4TP team reflect on the last few months below, whilst looking forward to celebrating ALL the teams involved at the live-streamed ‘A Night With Big Ideas’ event on Thursday, August 6th, 17:30 – 19:00:
We are fortunate to work with some incredible teachers on our Big Ideas programme. If you want to find out why your school or business should get involved with Solutions for the Planet, then read what four of those teachers have to say:
Since 2015, over 1250 young people have been awarded a CREST Bronze Award for making it to a regional final in the Big Ideas Competition, and we can now add a further 145 who have just participated in our recent Virtual events!
Over the last two years, over 5500 young people on the Big Ideas programme also received or were eligible for their CREST Discovery Award! That’s a lot of potential changemakers out there!