Summer Opportunities for Students
We would like to share two summer opportunities for students; one targeting students aged 10 to 15 and another targeting students aged 3 to 15.
We’ve partnered with 7billionideas (the international award-winning entrepreneurship education company) to provide your child with discounted access to HomeHack Egypt over the summer holidays, a 4-day online digital course in which students turn a homegrown idea into a world changing product.
What is it about?
The course is for students aged between 10 and 15 and embeds an entrepreneurial skillset including curiosity, creativity, and innovation. HomeHack provides a different type of interactive and fun learning for the summer holidays and creates opportunities for the application of curriculum learning in new and unexpected ways.
How does it work?
The course is delivered online through 30+ live facilitated webinars. These are led by trained 7billionideas facilitators who will be on hand to inspire your child and explain key entrepreneurial concepts to them. Your child will always have an opportunity to ask questions and get help if needed.
During the course, your child will take part in 12 engaging activities which leads them through the development of their idea into a prototype, and a product. HomeHack covers topics such as team building, pitching, design, ideation, and more. At the end of the course, your child will have created an incredible product and plan for taking it to market!
Why should my child take part?
HomeHack teaches the skillset that best prepares your child to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Did you know that 85% of the jobs in 2030 are yet to exist? We think that developing an entrepreneurial skillset is key for students of all ages. It’s also a great way for them to take advantage of this time period by learning key skills such as time keeping and digital communication.
Your child’s safety is of utmost importance – the entire team is DBS certified and the facilitators are NSPCC CEOP certified to keep children safe online and be vigilant to online threats. This course is independently completed, meaning each child is safeguarded as they can only communicate with the facilitators.
When is it?
The course will run throughout the summer months with courses in Egypt starting on 6th July 2020.
How do I book my child’s ticket?
Go to 7billionideas.com/homehack to learn more and book your tickets.
To access an exclusive 50% discount on the regular £80 GBP price, enter code ‘BSME’ at checkout.
This is a challenging time for everyone, but I hope you will agree that there are plenty of reasons to stay optimistic. With initiatives such as this, we remain committed to equipping our students to face and solve the challenges of tomorrow. Whilst this course is not compulsory, we are hoping that this might provide interest for some students during the summer break.
2.Kids and Corona
Kids & Corona is a project focused on worldwide children’s participation in a painting project to express their feelings and thoughts on Corona. We aim to collect, document and exhibit visual content -drawings- to hearing children’s voice which is usually heard less during the crisis.
This project is divided into three steps:
i. First, we would like to invite all young people to make a drawing about the current corona situation and in this way share with us their feelings and experiences.
ii. Second, we will collect and document all paintings as a historical report of corona crisis from children’s point of view.
iii. Third, the vast collection of children’s paintings will be exhibited online and will also be presented to museums for public exhibition.
By hoping to inspire thousands of children around the world we do this with the extensive collaboration with parents, teachers, pedagogists, scholars, schools, municipalities, NGOs, charities and every organizations and authorities related to children.
How to participate?
Ask your own children, students or children around you from 3 to 15 years old to draw a painting about corona.
1. On the drawing, write:
- First name of the child (optional)
- Name of your country.
- What your child has created (in a short sentence)
Ms Allison Fleet and Mr Matt Topliss