The Bright Ideas Challenge 2019-20 is now closed!

At this challenging time for schools, it has been great to still see so many fantastic entries to the competition. If you didn’t manage to enter this time around, not to worry – we will be re-opening the competition in the new academic year.

Stay tuned for more updates about our winners, which will be announced at the start of July.

Keen to get involved in the new academic year? Sign up to our newsletter and be the first to know about The Bright Ideas Challenge 2020-21!

The competition at a glance

The Bright Ideas Challenge is designed to spark young people’s curiosity in science and engineering and to help you deliver the curriculum in a fun and engaging way. We’ve also aligned the resources to careers strategies across England, Scotland and Wales, making it even easier for you to provide quality STEM careers inspiration in the classroom.

Looking for summer STEM inspiration?

Why not try one of our ice-breaker activities – fun, hands-on and curriculum-linked!

Download the ice-breaker activities

   

Start the competition today

Step 1: Watch the video

Step 1: Watch the first video in the gallery below

Video 1 will explain what the competition’s all about. The full suite of videos can be used alongside the resources (see Step 3) to help bring each activity of the competition to life.

As we’ve made some adjustments to the competition in light of the nationwide school closures, please note that the most up to date information about the deadline, team entries and prizes can be found at the top of this page. To support your students in entering the competition from home, download this digital pack.

Step 2: Download the guide

Step 2: Download our Resource Navigation Guide 

It suggests different ways to deliver The Bright Ideas Challenge in a number of teaching settings.

As we’ve made some adjustments to the competition in light of the nationwide school closures, please note that the most up to date information about the deadline, team entries and prizes can be found at the top of this page. To support your students in entering the competition from home, download this digital pack.

Download Resource Navigation Guide now

Step 3: Download resources

Step 3: Download the resources for teachers and students

Alongside the four videos (see Step 1), here’s where you’ll find all the resources available to help you deliver The Bright Ideas Challenge.

As we’ve made some adjustments to the competition in light of the nationwide school closures, please note that the most up to date information about the deadline, team entries and prizes can be found at the top of this page. To support your students in entering the competition from home, download this digital pack.

  • A step-by-step guide for teachers to use in the classroom:

Download the Teacher Toolkit

  • Supporting resource for delivering the competition in the classroom:

Download the Classroom Presentation

  • Help students develop the best idea they can:

Download the Student Workbook

  • Extra hands-on activities to get your students warmed up:

Download the Ice-breaker Activities

Step 4: Submit your entries

Step 4: Submit your entries

To enter, send your students’ Bright Ideas Entry Forms and the Teacher Cover Sheet to shellschoolsteam@hopscotchconsulting.co.uk.

The Bright Ideas Challenge closes 5pm on Friday June 19, 2020.

Download Bright Ideas Entry Form

Download Teacher Cover Sheet

Any questions?

Take a look at our FAQs for the most frequently asked questions about taking part in the competition. For all other enquiries, email shellschoolsteam@hopscotchconsulting.co.uk. You can also read the full Terms and Conditions.

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