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3 weeks until the National Finals!

With only 9 days left to get their final submissions in, and 3 weeks until the National Finals at the Palace of Westminster on July 11th – how are the regions doing? Development sessions in North England and Scotland. It’s been a busy month since the Regional Finals back in May, but our North England […]

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Gold at the Global Good Awards!

Last month we announced that we had been shortlisted for a Global Good Award – and this month we are delighted to announce that we won!  We got GOLD in the Best Education Project (Environment) category, and the fact that we were up against some incredibly stiff competition makes it even more of an achievement.  […]

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Meet the Mentor! May 2018

Each month we are introducing the wonderful mentors that support the Big Ideas programme, in a feature we are calling ‘Meet the Mentor’.  The programme and the students on it simply would not be the same if we didn’t have this mentor support from our business and community partners, and the mentors themselves get an […]

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Big Ideas Competition 2018 Finalists!

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Solutions for the Planet Big Ideas Competition Finalists.  This year, the standard of entries to the competition has been very high, and the judges had a particularly difficult time deciding on the 12 finalists.  For 2018, we added three new areas (Portsmouth, the North East and Scotland), worked […]

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Portsmouth Regional Final 2018!

Portsmouth Regional Final: 24th May 2018 On Thursday 24th May, our last regional final of the year took place at the University of Portsmouth on the 24th May.   We had 10 amazing teams from 3 schools – Cams Hill School, King Richard School and Park Community School. On our judging panel we had Dr. Jess […]

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Scottish Regional Final 2018!

Scottish Regional Final: 22nd May 2018 Our month of regional finals is almost at an end!  This week our penultimate event was held at the University of Glasgow and saw our teams from Biggar High School, Grangemouth High School and Shawlands Academy bring their fantastic ideas to our first ever Scottish Regional Final! Solutions for […]

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South East Regional Final 2018!

South East Regional Final: 21st May 2018 The South East Regional Final took place at the Museum of London on the 21st of May. We had 10 amazing teams from 5 schools –  Greenacre Academy, Longfield Academy, Plashet School, Quwwat-ul-Islam Girls’ School and Stratford School Academy. On our judging panel we had Sarah Milburn (West Midlands Programme […]

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West Midlands Regional Final 2018 – #2 !

West Midlands Regional Final #2 : 16th May 2018 The second of the Solution for the Planet’s Big Ideas Competition 2018 West Midlands Regional Finals was on Wednesday 16th May at the University of Wolverhampton. Dr. Petula Nurse (the students were very amused when she pointed out that, yes, she really was called ‘Dr. Nurse’!), […]

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West Midlands Regional Final 2018 – #1 !

West Midlands Regional Final #1 : 15th May 2018 We hold two regional finals in the West Midlands, and the first of these took place at Aston University on Tuesday May 15th. It started with a great welcome talk from Joanne Burrows, Aston University Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer, in which she really engaged both […]

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North East Regional Final 2018!

North East Regional Final: 14th May 2018 The second of the Solutions for the Planet Big Ideas Competition 2018 regional finals took place on Monday May 14th in the Centre for Life, Newcastle.  This was a particularly exciting time for S4TP, as it is the first year that the North East has run as a […]

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