Discovery challenges (ages 10-14)


Typically completed by 10-14 year olds, students work collaboratively on a five hour project or challenge in self-managed groups. During the project, they use a CREST Discovery passport to record and reflect on their work. Afterwards, students communicate their findings as a group presentation.

Each pack provides teaching guides, kit lists, example timetables and suggested starter activities to help you run your day. Find out more about CREST Discovery Awards.

There are more CREST approved resources that have been developed by our partners and providers specific to your region.


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Sustainable solutions

  • Text
  • Crest
  • Sustainable
  • Communications
  • Solutions
  • Rapid
  • Presentation
  • Climate
  • Wales
  • Teams
  • Timeline

Contents Introduction 3

Contents Introduction 3 Getting started 4 The challenge Top tips 4 Example schedule 5 Sustainable solutions Overview 7 Operational notes 9 After the day 11 Appendices A Team challenge briefing 12 B What is RAPID Design Thinking? 13 C CREST Discovery Awards 15 D FAQ 17 2

Introduction Sustainable Solutions has been designed to help teachers run an engaging one-day CREST Discovery Day activity for 11–14 year olds on the theme of Sustainability, with funding from the Welsh Assembly Government. CREST is a UK award scheme for 11–19 year olds recognising success, building skills and demonstrating personal achievement in science, technology, engineering and maths project work. This document, along with the accompanying resources, form a step-by-step guide to make running Sustainable Solutions an easy and straightforward day of activities. If you would like your students to achieve a CREST Discovery Award for taking part in the day, you will need to register your students. Please visit www.crestawards.org for information about registering online or with your CREST Local Coordinator before the event. Alternatively, if you do not wish to register for the full CREST Discovery Award, you can still use these activities and resources on their own. 3