Inventors Challenge

The Scottish Inventors Challenge is a full day programme for upper primary delivered in-school which encourages young people to learn about successful inventions hailing from Scotland.

Programme Overview

The programme is designed to encourage creative thinking among the young people and identify where modern day products could become dated in the near future. In teams, pupils will ’reinvent’ a well-known product and will present their ideas back to their classmates.

The programme will enable the pupils to build upon their enterprising skills in a product development context. Students will gain an understanding of the world of business and have the opportunity to create a company, create a business plan and advertise their product or service with its own logo and tagline.

A very entertaining session which developed important enterprising skills for the future.

  • School Teacher

What’s in it for young people?

  • Develop an enterprising mindset.
  • Build enterprising skills including teamwork, problem solving and communication for learning, life and work.
  • Increase resilience and confidence.
  • Work collaboratively towards a common goal.
  • Recognise the importance of scientific discovery and invention and the impact these have made on society.
  • Investigate how product design and development have been influenced by changing lifestyles and technologies.

What’s in it for you and your school?

  • Suitable for Primary 4 - 7
  • Helps children and young people to develop the Four Capacities in a real-life context.
  • Supports schools in embedding the Developing the Young Workforce strategy, Building the Curriculum 4 and How Good is Our School (4th Edition)
  • Supports the implementation of the Career Education Standards 3-18.
  • Links learning to the future, including interdisciplinary learning opportunities within Literacy, Numeracy, Technologies and Health and Wellbeing.
  • Promotes equality of opportunity, success and achievement for all; recognising the diverse strengths, abilities and qualities of all pupils.

Young Enterprise support:

  • Teacher resource pack containing flexible lesson plans
  • Teacher CPD sessions
  • Accessible digital resources
  • Students receive a certificate on completion.
  • Phone/E-mail support from our programmes team

Young Enterprise Scotland

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire and equip young people, irrespective of their background, to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise education.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.


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