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goIT Monthly Challenge

The goIT Monthly Challenge is a recurring opportunity for classrooms to directly engage in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the goIT digital innovation.

goIT Monthly Challenge

The goIT monthly challenge will set students on the path to becoming the digital innovators of the future!

Every month students will directly engage with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by tackling a unique challenge.

Students have the opportunity to develop an innovative tech-based solution that addresses the month’s SDG! We encourage students to get creative and share their idea in a 3-minute video pitch.

The 3 winners of each month's challenge win a coveted spot on TCSEmpowers, will have their solution shared across social media platforms and win a prize!

The challenge gives students confidence by helping them to nurture the 21st century skills necessary to create technology for social good. Exposing them to a diverse range of STEM careers and guidance from experts from a wide range of backgrounds, opening their minds to a future career in STEM.

This fun monthly challenge will spark curiosity in students ages 6 to 11 from any background.

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Duration

The challenge runs for a month - we announce the challenge at the start of the month and the challenge closes at the end of the month. Teachers and students can upload their 3-minute video by the last day of the month to enter.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

Topics

  • Animals including humans
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Earth and space
  • Computing
  • Mechanisms

Working scientifically

Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:

  • Asking questions
  • Making predictions
  • Setting up tests
  • Observing and measuring
  • Interpreting and communicating results
  • Evaluating

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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