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The 
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Changemaker 
Challenge 
Junior 
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The first edition of the Dopper Changemaker Challenge Junior was incredible! Good news: we are organizing the next edition between January and June 2020. Make sure to reserve some time in your class’ schedule and join in!

What is the Dopper Changemaker Challenge Junior?

The Dopper Changemaker Challenge Junior (CMCJ) is an exciting and above all fun competition during which primary school pupils from around the world compete. With the help of our (free!) education materials your children will get started with ‘learning by designing’ based on the Designathon method. The pupils (ages 8 to 12) will come up with, build and present their solutions to single-use plastic!

Get ready for January 2020

That’s right! We’ve been very busy since that fantastic edition in 2018. The preparations for the Dopper Changemaker Challenge Junior 2020 are in full swing. This time’s challenge? To change people’s behaviour regarding single-use plastic! Interesting? You bet! You can register for our free educational materials starting January 2020.

Stay updated!

Don’t miss out on this challenge! Send us an email with your name, your school, your email address and phone number. We’ll make sure you are the first to know when the challenge starts.

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How does it work?

In class:
1. Inspire

Get those brain cells in motion and learn a bit about the plastic problem ... and more important: solutions to it!

2. Ideate
Let’s come up with a solution! Your pupils will experience first hand how they can use their creativity, and that being creative is a process you can actually practice.

3. Sketch
Your students will visualize their solutions in a sketch.

4. Present
Every group will share their ideas with the rest of the class. This way, they will inspire each other to develop their solutions even further.


At the finale:
5. Build
When a group from your class is selected for the finals, they will get the tools to build a prototype for a jury during an awesome event! Didn’t make it to the finals? No worries. Your children can still build their solution with the help of the guidelines we’ll send you.

6. Time to shine!
The finalists will present their work to the judges, in front of an audience, and we will select a winner!

What will your pupils learn?

The Dopper Changemaker Challenge Junior supports your pupils every step of the way in the Designing by Learning process. Apart from getting a basic understanding of the plastic issue, this challenge will:

  • Improve children’ communication skills while working together in teams.
  • Stimulate creative thinking and get children to listen to and come up with new ideas.
  • Trigger critical thinking while discussing and choosing their best solution.
  • Teach them how to translate science and nature into a practical design.
  • Empower them, teach them that children can contribute to create a better world.
  • Gain insights in the magnitude of the plastic problem. They will realize that single-use plastic needs to be tackled and - preferably - prevented.

Learning objectives? Check!

By taking part in the Dopper Changemaker Challenge Junior as a school, you are giving substance to educational targets. Win-win, right?

Primary
KS2 National Curriculum Links:
● Design and Technology: "Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others' needs, wants and values."
● Science: Living things and their environments, Properties and changing of materials.

New Personal Development section, Ofsted lnspection Framework:
● Pupils understand how to be responsible, active citizens that contribute positively to society.
● A curriculum which extends beyond the academic, providing for pupils' broader development.

Secondary
KS3 National Curriculum Links:
● Design and Technology: "Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others' needs, wants and values."

New Personal Development section, Ofsted lnspection Framework:
● Pupils understand how to be responsible, active citizens that contribute positively to society.