2 HOURS TOTAL WORKING TIME

Idea Week!

Why not get the whole of your school working on new ideas to solve the world's problems?

We can share those ideas with some of the worlds best and biggest companies - they love to keep an eye out for what opportunities there are in the world, and frankly, they don't have the best or freshest ideas!

Get your teens creating new fresh ideas to solve real world problems

Time

This can be done in 2 hours of total working time, spread across a week if you wanted!

STUDENTS

Can be done by students individually, or as groups of 2-3. Whole School activity.

RESOURCES

Nothing needed! Just provide a clear focus area at the start and you’re good to go!

Monday Assembly

Set the challenge!

I’m sure there are a load of things you want your teens to focus on.

Sustainability? Plastic waste? Loneliness in the elderly? Mental wellbeing?

Start somewhere, with a challenge area you want the whole school to focus on. Tell them, shout it from the rooftops!

30 mins​

Ready? Go find exciting clues!​

A quick 30 minute sprint to go and find clues around the challenge area set.

Students can use their 30 minutes in any way they want. They can speak with someone, they can research using the internet, listen to a podcast, it really doesn’t matter.

Get them understanding that curiosity is important. Just like detectives faced with a confusing situation where the answer isn’t clear, they hunt for clues and find evidence that brings new insights and perspectives.

30 mins

Create a load of amazing ideas!

We’ll introduce a number of ideation techniques to get the grey-cells whirring in new ways.

They’ll end up with loads of ideas, some may be good, some will definitely be interesting!

It’s a great way to build a load of excitement

30 mins​

Pick a couple of ideas, and make them understandable to others!

Lots of ideas are lovely – you can drown in the excitement of so many ideas all in one place. Some you love, some you may not.

This Trek gets everyone getting used to making a choice – a simple technique that you can use in the whole of your lives!

Then we get them using techniques that Amazon and others use to get people to write down and explain their ideas in new ways.

30 mins

Turn your idea into something that you can share

We’ll introduce a number of ideation techniques to get the grey-cells whirring in new ways.

They’ll end up with loads of ideas, some may be good, some will definitely be interesting!

It’s a great way to build a load of excitement

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