Young Innovators – Primary

A 10-week 1 hour young innovator (Upper Primary – stage 3) course is a program designed to foster creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and entrepreneurship among young individuals. The course aims to inspire and empower participants to become innovative thinkers and makers, equipping them with the tools and mindset necessary to identify opportunities, develop innovative solutions, and bring their ideas to life.

During the 10-week duration, participants will typically engage in a variety of activities, such as:

  1. Where do I start?  Learning techniques to generate and refine ideas for innovative projects or solutions.
  2. How do I understand the problem? Understanding the principles of design thinking, problem-solving that emphasises empathy, ideation, prototyping, and testing.
  3. What skills and tools will I need?  Introducing basic concepts of entrepreneurship, including market research, business model development, marketing, and financial planning.
  4. Where and what can I do to make things happen! The process of transforming ideas into real projects, encouraging to prototype and test their solutions.
  5. Who and where can I get feedback? Providing guidance and support from experienced mentors who can offer valuable insights and feedback on participants’ projects.
  6. Create my tribe! Encouraging collaboration among participants, fostering teamwork, and promoting effective communication and cooperation.
  7. The Pitch!  Effective presentation techniques and helping them refine their pitch to effectively communicate their ideas to potential stakeholders.
  8. What is my Purpose?: Exploring how to communicate the vision and purpose to others. Exploring the inner leader or manager to make a difference.
  9. How do I network? How to approach other from various fields, including successful entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry experts, to provide mentorship and provide inspiration.
  10. Lets Go!: Organising a culminating event where participants can showcase their projects or ideas to a broader audience, such as investors, mentors, or the general public.

The course may also include additional components tailored to the specific needs and interests of the participants. Overall, the goal of a 10-week young innovators course is to provide young individuals with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become innovators and change-makers in their aspirations.