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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Wild creations

  • Text
  • Creation
  • Crest
  • Creations
  • Cultural
  • Presentation
  • Materials
  • Teams
  • Outdoor
  • Marketing
  • Rugby

Metalwork & woodwork

Metalwork & woodwork Painting Designs can either be spraypainted by hand onto a variety of materials, powder-coated onto metal surfaces, or handpainted for fine details. 7 Target audience When thinking about your Wild Creation, you need to consider who you are designing it for. These people are your target audience. Let’s think about an iconic Wild Creation from the 2015 Rugby World Cup as an example: • Who was the target audience? • Was it designed for multiple or single users? • Do you have to play rugby to appreciate it? • Why was it put on Cardiff Castle? • Was it aimed at a male and/or female audience? • Do you have to be a certain age to appreciate it? All ages and abilities Rugby World Cup marketing Welsh culture Industry design process Concept design At this stage there are no limits on what you can do – think big and don’t worry too much about limitations! The concept stage is drawing sketches with paper and pencils, and making pictures and notes of what you want/need/like etc. Make as many notes as you can to capture your team’s thoughts. Some form of testing or evaluation would normally happen at this stage to check your product is what the client wants. Mould making for casting A cast is made from the final model you made. This cast will then allow you to make replicas time and time again. The expense is in setting up the cast in the first place. Model making Model making takes your concept ideas and turns them into a physical model that you can use. Model making can be computer designed or it can be a physical model made from plastercast or silicone etc. Grassroots rugby clubs Youth rugby clubs Explosion, excitement, entertainment Many Wild Creations, interactive exhibits or sculptures have a supporting metal or wooden framework under the moulding. Skills such as welding are essential to build metal structures. Non-playing supporters Worldwide rugby fans Passion and pride Wood can also form frameworks for creations. However, wood can also be used to create the cabinetry or body of the sculptures, e.g. exhibits you would find in Techniquest. 6 Professional and amateur players Celebration of Welsh Rugby Finishing Interfaces and certain parts such as electronics, buttons, moving parts are added after the painting stage. They are then polished and prepared for shipping.

Money, money, money The Finance Manager should record all the project costs for your Wild Creation, but make sure all team members feed into this process! Wild Creations You will need to: • Work out the cost of the framework See Information Pack pages 8 & 9 • Work out the volume of your Wild Creation Information Pack pages 8 & 10 Planning Workbook • Work out the area required by your Wild Creation and costs for flooring. Information Pack pages 8 & 11 • Work out the total area for the installation of the Wild Creation • Cost any additional items you might want Information Pack page 12


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