Teaching Creative Skills

Our multi-award winning free creative programme has been designed to empower your students with the 21st century skills they need. Developed by educational and industry experts, your students will have the opportunity to gain transferable skills to support them in tackling the B!GGEST problems they might face.
Learning Resources

Learning Resources

We have created a full 16-week creative programme of learning resources for your Transition Year students, LCA students or Youthreach students. Each and every one of our teachers receive a teaching pack to support in-class activities regardless of their school context. If that was not enough, you will join our B!G Teacher community with exclusive offers from our partners.
What's Included?

What's Included?

As the facilitator to our programme, you are supported every step of the way. All resources are digitally formatted with two lessons per week. The adaptable format can be used for either a 40-minute class or a 1-hour class with teacher prompts and lesson plans included. With built-in assessment structures and additional class materials, we have you covered.
Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Our nationwide network of professional experts share knowledge directly with your students, supporting them in their project development. We match student teams with our industry Mentors giving them the opportunity to gain advice on next steps, ask questions to get students thinking, ask them things to consider or offer resources to explore.
Student Swag

Student Swag

One of our goals is to democratise creativity. We provide a free B!G Idea Swag Bag to every student which includes all the materials needed to engage in the programme from - a LEGO pack for systems thinking exercises, a sketch book to capture brainstorming and reflection, all the stationary needed to engage in lessons and activities, and some other surprises.

In for the Win

While our main focus is on skill development, we do like to celebrate your students’ hard work with our end-of-year showcase. With bespoke trophies for category winners, cash prizes, great speakers, all to celebrate the students B!G impact and ideas that you’ve supported, it’s a must attend. Check out our 2021 showcase highlights!

Community Exhibition

Community Exhibition

We want to share each and every one of your students' hard work in our virtual online exhibition. Through the programme, student teams produce three final outputs; a Process Poster which documents their project development, a Project Proposal Poster communicating their B!G Idea and finally, the all-important Video documenting how they collaborated together.

Aligned with Policy

Not only has our programme been endorsed in June 2022 by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, it also aligns with various Government policies including the STEM Education Policy Statement 2017-2026, Referencing pillar 1&3. The Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation - ‘Together of Design’ report states that Ireland needs to be at the cutting edge of strategic thinking - design thinking. Our programme directly supports actions 9.2, 9.3 & 9.5.

Teacher Testimonials

Sign Up Your School 

As we raise more funding we can include more Schools!! We prioritise existing schools on our programme so no need to sign up if your school is already involved. Feel free to let us know if you would love to have your school involved in 2023!

    If your school does not appear on this list, please contact us at hello@thebigidea.ie