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.
Contents Introduction 3 Getting started 4 Wild Creations • Overview 7 • Operational notes 10 After the day 13 Appendices A About Wild Creations 14 B CREST Discovery Awards 16 C FAQ 17 2
Introduction Inspired by a giant rugby ball bursting out of Cardiff Castle for the Rugby World Cup in 2015, Wild Creations has been designed to help teachers run an engaging CREST Discovery Day activity for 11–14 year olds on the theme of Culture and Heritage, with funding from the Welsh Assembly Government. CREST is a UK award scheme for 11–19 year olds which recognises success, builds skills and demonstrates personal achievement in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) project work. CREST Discovery Days offer a great first introduction to this project work. They take one school day to complete and are ideal for classroom, club or youth group activity days. This document, along with the accompanying resources, form a step-by-step guide to make running Wild Creations easy and straightforward. If you would like your students to achieve a CREST Discovery Award to recognise their participation in this activity, you will need to register your students. Please visit www.crestawards.org for information about registering online or speak to your CREST Local Coordinator before the event. If you do not wish to register for the full CREST Discovery Award, you can still use these activities and resources. 3