5 of the best project ideas for at home learning

An extended period of home learning presents the perfect opportunity for kids to sink their teeth into longer term creative projects. We’ve rounded up five free and easy for students to have a go at, ranging from the perfect poem to the next best business idea.

Inspire future healthcare leaders with STEM modules from GSK (11-14)

Use GSK’s Apps to the rescue module and Inclusive design module to set your students a creative digital healthcare project. Students will explore how mobile apps can be used to detect, predict and adapt behaviour through engaging research activities, before designing their own inclusive smart healthcare solution.

Ignite their love of poetry with a writing competition (11-17)

The Poetry Society website has free learning resources for teachers, parents and students to help keep us informed, entertained and connected. If they’re feeling inspired, young people aged 11-17 can enter the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award to be in with the chance of being named one of their top 100 poets.

Help them to discover their own enterprise journey using LifeSkills created with Barclays (14+)

With the enterprise tools from Barclays’ free employability programme, students can learn what it takes to develop a campaign whilst in education, seize an opportunity at work, or set up a business. Once they’ve discovered the steps involved, they can use the tools to plan their very own adventure.

Create history together with a time capsule project (11+)

Youth-led Company Three have set up the Coronavirus Time Capsule project to help teenagers express themselves during this unprecedented period. Week-by-week they create a cumulative video time capsule with clips sent in by young people. Check out the free online blueprint, complete with week-by-week resources, to create your own with students.

Let them find their voice with their very own blog (16+)

Many of the social media stars that kids idolise started their careers working on a humble blog. Setting one up with Wordpress is free and easy to do – why not encourage your students to find their niche and write about something they love with their own blog?

About the author

Eleanor Johnston

Before joining Hopscotch, Eleanor taught English in Germany, worked as a Widening Participation ambassador at Bristol University and interned at the Young Westminster Foundation. Since securing a first class honours degree in History, Eleanor has enjoyed bringing her passion for education to projects including Bupa and LifeSkills created with Barclays.

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