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And the 2018 winners are…

                    Last Wednesday saw the 10th annual final of the Big Ideas competition, and it really was a day to remember!  The entire S4TP team and board were present to welcome twelve teams to the Palace of Westminster for an action-packed day of tours, presentations, MP […]

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10 years of S4TP competitions!

In 2008, a Bradford-based organisation called Partners in Innovation held the first Solutions for the Planet competition.  It was called ‘Solutions for the Planet – the Great Debate’, and the final was held at the Palace of Westminster.  The winners that year were a team from St Joseph’s Catholic College, Bradford, and their Big Idea […]

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Big Bang Competition 2019 – enter now!

Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition 2019 Would you like to enter your Big Idea into the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition 2019? Students who made it to the regional and national finals of Solution for the Planet’s Big Ideas programme have already done all the hard work completing their […]

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CREST Awards for Big Ideas!

BSA CREST Awards and Solutions for the Planet As our schools are aware, since the start of the 2016/17 Big Ideas programme, Solutions for the Planet have been working with the British Science Association as a CREST Award delivery partner.  Our Global Good Award-winning Big Ideas programme is also CREST-accredited to Bronze Level.  All the […]

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Meet the Mentor! June 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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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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