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.
UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK was a celebration of creativity across all four nations of the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales). UNBOXED was made up of 10 projects dedicated to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), aiming to inspire new ways of thinking, creative collaborations and discovering new talent in our local communities. The 10 projects had a mixture of in-person events, broadcast and digital experiences accessible for everyone, everywhere. UNBOXED aimed to be the biggest and most ambitious programme to happen in the UK. It celebrated and promoted collective collaboration; this means that it encouraged professionals to work with other professionals and sectors they wouldn’t normally work with. It was an exploration of how creativity – our creativity – has the power to change the world – how can we shape better future for people and planet 2
UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK What is an R&D process? R&D stands for Research and Development. This is the name given to the task of gathering knowledge/carrying out research to create exciting new ideas. Usually, an R&D process researches a new idea, but UNBOXED created a new unique process that didn’t ask for an idea to start with. Instead, it asked for people to create teams with at least two people they had never worked with before. The teams had to be diverse and represent a variety of people, from freelancers and young professionals starting out on their careers, to more experienced professionals as well as people from different locations and backgrounds. The more diverse the team, the more exciting the potential! UNBOXED’s focus was to bring people together and celebrate creativity. The programme wanted to see what could be created by encouraging original collaborations between creative minds who may not ordinarily meet and work together. UNBOXED encouraged them to be bold, open, original and optimistic to create an opportunity to explore new ways of doing things. Can you imagine what a botanist, architect and costume designer might design if they worked together? That’s what UNBOXED aimed to explore! In the UNBOXED Creations activity, you will be working in a similar way with people you may have never worked with before to create an idea that brings together science, technology, engineering, maths and art. 3
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