The B!G Idea is a free 12-week creative education programme that empowers 15-19 year olds with in-demand creative thinking skills.
Our young people are facing some of the biggest issues we have ever encountered. Innovative interventions and radical collaboration are needed now more than ever and what drives innovation? Creative Thinking. The B!G Idea was founded with a vision of a world where industry and education are truly connected, where young people have the creative skills, ability, resilience and confidence to take on B!G challenges.
Since our launch in 2021, over 2500 young people from Transition Year, LCA and Youthreach have experienced The B!G Idea, supported by 501 industry mentors and 40+ corporate and third level partners. We have worked with students from 22 counties across Ireland, in both urban and rural areas. 100% of our students have learned new skills, the most in-demand skills in the world. 96% of students also shared that The B!G Idea had a positive impact on their life and 92% feel empowered to tackle challenges in their lives and within their community because of The B!G Idea.
100% of teachers enjoyed delivering the programme.
“I loved teaching it, I loved the support I got and I loved the energy in the classroom when we were working on it.” Sinead Ni Fhathaigh, Meanscoil San Nicolas
Click on the link to see what the amazing teachers had to say. https://youtu.be/ZiXYk3ptHOY