Scrapheap September 2017
A new year, a new scrapheap challenge! We have 80 children in today from four of our excellent Tees valley schools all taking on a challenge in a day. Most groups will present their work here on this website live this afternoon at about 2.10p.m. Without giving too much away because the challenge is developing an idea as a team, in the moment, the focus this year is on the Sustainable Development Goals form the UN. Many people are unaware of these goals yet they form the basis of many international agreements ranging from climate change to women’s rights. We have selected one of the SDGs for today’s challenge and packaged it up as a challenge that the pupils can respond to. As always I am concerned when creating the challenges with making them appropriate and relatable, today was no exception. One teacher told me that when she watched the challenge video this morning she immediately wondered what the children would be able to do. She was astonished in the multitude of ideas that they came up with around the theme of sustainable energy. Below are some pictures of the pupils at work with more to follow, along with the live stream, later.
WOW these children have been working hard today, some really innovative and actually practical ideas that could work in out schools. Food for thought because they are deceptively simple in many cases. Anyway, until we go live, here are some of the models as they near completion: