#breathedeep – Applied Creativity Labs Online For Young Inventors

IVE’s Applied Creativity Labs (ACLs) aim to give children and young people the creative behaviours and thinking skills they need to develop innovative solutions to real world challenges.

Due to school closures in the light of C19, we are now offering Applied Creativity Labs online for schools and families to do, get started below.

Who’s it for?

Normally we deliver ACLs direct to young people in schools but right now we are offering them for free online for any adult (teacher/parent/carers) to run with young people in their care.

The challenge, #breathedeep, is to find new ways to reduce air pollution (deadline for submissions 17th July 2020). Future challenges will include finding new ways to reduce food waste, youth violence and to improve mental health and wellbeing.

How many young people can take part?

1-4 in a group – as many groups as you want.

What’s involved?

We begin the process by presenting young people with an overview of what the ‘challenge’ is (ie. air pollution), we then deliver our bespoke creativity training and give them access to a resource-bank of ‘experts’ from industry, business and universities.

Young people then explore, develop, refine and prepare to pitch their best original, applicable solutions to the challenge to a panel, dragon’s den style. The best ideas are considered for further development.

How long will this take?

A total time of two days – broken down into two half days (Steps 1 – 4) followed by 7 hour-long sessions (Steps 5 & 6)

What will I need?

Print out or download the ACLs online step by step adult guide, and progress through the content below with your group using the guidance.

Ready? Start here!

Once you have read the ACLs online step by step adult guide, start to progress through the content below with your group using the guidance (using links in the text below!)

Step 1: Challenge Overview – Click to access the Presentation and Sheet 1 – Challenge Overview

Step 2: Divergent Thinking Activities – See ACLs online step by step adult guide.

Step 3: Expert Viewpoints – View the expert’s presentation’s and follow the notes below.

Step 4: Convergent Thinking Challenges – See Adult Guidance notes.

Step 5: Ideas Development – See Adult Guidance notes.

Stage 6: Idea Submission Preparation – See Adult Guidance notes.

Deadline for submissions for #breathedeep is Friday 17th July 2020.

Please download the Terms & Conditions, Frequently Asked Questions and Submission Form.

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