Hands up – who is already starting to get bored of completing school work at home? 

Who is fed up of worksheets and would like a more practical and fun challenge to complete?

 

The Inspirational Learning Group have launched the “Home School Challenge” – a series of fun, free, weekly challenges designed to test your enterprise and employability skills.

Every Monday morning at 11am you will find a new and exciting enterprise challenge on our Facebook page.   You can complete these challenges at home and the great news is that these tasks are suitable for young people of all ages, plus parents and guardians can take part too, to break up their day of home working!

We will be publishing the weekly challenges on this page as well as showing the weekly winners and some of our favourite entries from the previous week.

 

We can’t wait to see what ideas you come up with!

 

Week 8 – The Challenge

 

This is the final challenge of our planned #TILGVirtual ‘Home School’ Challenges. We hope that you’ve enjoyed the last 8 weeks of challenges, we’ve loved seeing your ideas coming in!

Lets make sure we end on a high with someone getting the final bragging rights being declared as the final #TILGVirtual challenge champion … for now!

#TILGVirtual – Week eight!

This is the final challenge of our planned #TILGVirtual ‘Home School’ Challenges. We hope that you’ve enjoyed the last 8 weeks of challenges, we’ve loved seeing your ideas coming in! Lets make sure we end on a high with someone getting the final bragging rights being declared as the final #TILGVirtual challenge champion … for now! This week’s prize is 2 Cineworld tickets! How to enter:- Watch our video below to find out your challenge!- Comment on this Facebook post with an image (with no more than 200 words explaining your idea) or video (no longer than 60 seconds) or upload your idea to twitter showcasing your work before 6:00pm on Saturday 23rd May- Remember to tag us in the post and use #TILGVirtual to ensure we see your idea and it can be considered by our judges!- Criteria – our meme must be based around education, and your experiences of it so far. – Don’t forget to check back at 9am next week to see the winning entry. Disclaimer – This competition is open to all ages and anybody can take part. Please note that Facebook users should be over the age of 13. If you are not over the age of 13, you should be viewing this video and uploading using a parent or guardian’s account, with their consent. Likewise, all participants should have parental or guardian permissions.Good luck! We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Posted by The Inspirational Learning Group on Sunday, 17 May 2020

 

The Winning Idea

Congratulations to this week’s winner…. Lilly!

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this weeks challenge and all of those before it!

Stay safe and keep your eyes peeled for future posts from The Inspirational Learning Group
Team.

 

Week 7 – The Challenge

 

We are ‘super’ excited to launch this week’s #TILGVirtual ‘Home School’ Challenge!

This week we want to test your design and branding skills by asking you to create a brand new superhero!

 

#TILGVirtual – Week seven!

We are ‘super’ excited to launch this week’s #TILGVirtual ‘Home School’ Challenge!This week we want to test your design and branding skills by asking you to create a Brand New superhero!This weeks prize is two cineworld tickets!How to enter:- Watch our video below to find out your challenge!- Comment on this Facebook post with an image (with no more than 200 words explaining your idea) or video (no longer than 60 seconds) or upload your idea to twitter showcasing your work before 6:00pm on Saturday 16th May- Remember to tag us in the post and use #TILGVirtual to ensure we see your idea and it can be considered by our judges!- Criteria – Your drawing or model should clearly show your superhero’s design, name and logo.- Don’t forget to check back at 11am next week to see the winning entry (Posted at 9:00am) and to hear more about next week’s challenge!Disclaimer – This competition is open to all ages and anybody can take part. Please note that Facebook users should be over the age of 13. If you are not over the age of 13, you should be viewing this video and uploading using a parent or guardian’s account, with their consent. Likewise, all participants should have parental or guardian permissions.Good luck! We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Posted by The Inspirational Learning Group on Sunday, 10 May 2020

 

The Winning Idea

Congratulations to this weeks winner … Izzy, we loved your artistic design!

Week 6 – The Challenge

 

This week’s #TILGVirtual ‘Home School’ Challenge will test your design, communication and idea generation skills as you design your very own shelter to keep you safe during an alien invasion!

 

#TILGVirtual – Week six!

This week’s #TILGVirtual ‘Home School’ Challenge will test your design, communication and idea generation skills as you design your very own shelter to keep you safe during an alien invasion!This week's prize is 2 cineworld tickets! How to enter:- Watch our video below to find out your challenge!- Comment on this Facebook post with an image (with no more than 200 words explaining your idea) and a video of your sales pitch (no longer than 60 seconds) or upload your idea to twitter showcasing your work before 6:00pm on Saturday 9th May- Remember to tag us in the post and use #TILGVirtual to ensure we see your idea and it can be considered by our judges!- Criteria – Your shelter can use any materials and should be designed to keep you safe during the alien invasion. The sales pitch should be in the style of an estate agent showcasing the best features of your shelter!- Don’t forget to check back at 11am next week to see the winning entry (Posted at 9:00am) and to hear more about next week’s challenge!Disclaimer – This competition is open to all ages and anybody can take part. Please note that Facebook users should be over the age of 13. If you are not over the age of 13, you should be viewing this video and uploading using a parent or guardian’s account, with their consent. Likewise, all participants should have parental or guardian permissions.Good luck! We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Posted by The Inspirational Learning Group on Sunday, 3 May 2020

 

The Winning Ideas

Congratulations to this weeks winners….

Ollie & Elsie!

Best Shelter winner: Ollie
Best Pitch winner: Elise

Both of our great winners will receive 2 Cineword tickets as their prizes!

Week 5 – The Challenge

 

For this weeks challenge, we want you to get your creative hats on!  Take a look at the video below to learn more about #TILGVirtual week 5…

 

#TILGVirtual – Week five!

So, for week 5 of the #TILGVirtual ‘Home School’ Challenge we would like you to help design our 2020 Christmas card. This week's prize is 2 cineworld tickets! How to enter:- Watch our video below to find out your challenge!- Comment on this Facebook post with an image (with no more than 200 words explaining your idea if you wish!) or upload your idea to twitter showcasing your work before 6:00pm on Saturday 2nd May- Remember to tag us in the post and use #TILGVirtual to ensure we see your idea and it can be considered by our judges!- Criteria – Your card must be designed on a full side of A4 paper and can be designed on a computer or by hand.- Don’t forget to check back at 11am next week to see the winning entry (Posted at 9:00am) and to hear more about next week’s challenge!Disclaimer – This competition is open to all ages and anybody can take part. Please note that Facebook users should be over the age of 13. If you are not over the age of 13, you should be viewing this video and uploading using a parent or guardian’s account, with their consent. Likewise, all participants should have parental or guardian permissions.Good luck! We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Posted by The Inspirational Learning Group on Sunday, 26 April 2020

 

The Winning Ideas

Congratulations to this weeks winners….

Riley & Archie!

We were so impressed with these two ideas in particular that we’ve chosen two winners. Both Riley and Archie will receive 2 Cineworld tickets and we will be working with a designer to combine your ideas closer to Christmas.

Week 4 – The Challenge

 

Wow, time is really flying and we are already on week 4 of #TILGVirtual.

The competition is really starting to stack up so we thought that we would set you a task along this theme for week 4 … Good luck, we can’t wait to see your ideas!

#TILGVirtual – Week four!

The competition has really been stacking up over recent weeks, so we thought we would set you a task along this theme for week 4 of the #TILGVirtual ‘Home School’ Challenge!This week’s prize is 2 Cineworld tickets! How to enter:- Watch our video below to find out your challenge!- You must comment on this Facebook post with an image (with no more than 200 words explaining your idea) or video (no longer than 60 seconds) or upload your idea to twitter showcasing your work before 6:00pm on Saturday 25th April.- Remember to tag us in the post and use #TILGVirtual to ensure we see your idea and it can be considered by our judges!- Criteria – Your tower must be made using household items (Or items from the Garden), using a minimum of 10 different items.- Don’t forget to check back at 11am next week to see the winning entry (Posted at 9:00am) and to hear more about next week’s challenge!Disclaimer – This competition is open to all ages and anybody can take part. Please note that Facebook users should be over the age of 13. If you are not over the age of 13, you should be viewing this video and uploading using a parent or guardian’s account, with their consent. Likewise, all participants should have parental or guardian permissions.Good luck! We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Posted by The Inspirational Learning Group on Sunday, 19 April 2020

 

The Winning Idea

A huge congratulations to Ollie!  We were taken aback by the amount of effort Ollie had put into constructing his tower as well as annotating his photo – well done Ollie!

 

Week 3 – The Challenge

We can’t believe that we are already on week 3 of #TILGVirtual.

Take a look at the video below to see this week’s challenge…

#TILGVirtual, week three!

It’s time for week three of the ‘Home School’ Challenges as part of #TILGVirtual! This week’s prize is 2 Cineworld tickets! (Kindly donated by Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent, x2 tickets to any film, any time at any Cineworld nationwide, valid for 12 months)How to enter:- Watch our video below to find out your challenge!- You must comment on this Facebook post with an image (with no more than 200 words explaining your idea) or video (no longer than 60 seconds) or upload your idea to twitter showcasing your work before 6:00pm on Saturday 18th April.- Remember to tag us in the post and use #TILGVirtual to ensure we see your idea and it can be considered by our judges!- Criteria – Your biro pen must function as a normal pen then any additions that you choose to include to the pen are entirely your choice.- Don’t forget to check back at 11am next week to see the winning entry (Posted at 9:00am) and to hear more about next week’s challenge!Disclaimer – This competition is open to all ages and anybody can take part. Please note that Facebook users should be over the age of 13. If you are not over the age of 13, you should be viewing this video and uploading using a parent or guardian’s account, with their consent. Likewise, all participants should have parental or guardian permissions.Good luck! We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Posted by The Inspirational Learning Group on Sunday, 12 April 2020

 

The Winning Idea

Congratulations to our winner this week, Neave with her sales pitch for “BiroGlide”.  Neave demonstrated fantastic pitching skills and we loved hearing about the ethos behind her idea!

 

 

Week 2 – The Challenge

 

#TILGVirtual, Week 2!

Congratulations to all our entrants from last weeks #TILGVirtual ‘Home School’ Challenge, it was great to see your work. But, it’s now time to launch our second challenge! This week’s prize is 2 Cineworld tickets! (Kindly donated by Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent, x2 tickets to any film, any time at any Cineworld nationwide, valid for 12 months)How to enter:- Watch our video below to find out your challenge!- Comment on this Facebook post with an image (with no more than 200 words explaining your idea) or video (no longer than 60 seconds) or upload your idea to twitter showcasing your work before 6:00pm on Saturday 11th April.- Remember to tag us in the post and use #TILGVirtual to ensure we see your idea and it can be considered by our judges!- Criteria – Your product label must be attached to the tin and your images should show us all the different features of it.- Don’t forget to check back at 11am next week to see the winning entry (Posted at 9:00am) and to hear more about next week’s challenge!Disclaimer – This competition is open to all ages and anybody can take part. Please note that Facebook users should be over the age of 13. If you are not over the age of 13, you should be viewing this video and uploading using a parent or guardian’s account, with their consent. Likewise, all participants should have parental or guardian permissions.Good luck! We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Posted by The Inspirational Learning Group on Sunday, 5 April 2020

 

The Winning Idea

Congratulations to our week 2 winner, Corin.

We loved Corin’s idea of creating chocolate flavoured veggies and that she included her dad in her advert – fantastic work Corin!

There were also some incredibly creative ideas from other students and they are also featured below.

Week 1 –  The Challenge

 

#TILGVirtual week 1 challenge

We are very excited to launch The Inspirational Learning Group’s first ‘Home School’ Challenge! This week we want to test your design and innovation skills by asking you to create a Brand New product of your choice!Your product must be made using 100% recyclable or waste materials, and be useful around your home or garden.You should design your product on paper and build a prototype using waste materials that you can find around your home. Give your new product a name and design eye-catching branding such as a logo or icon. You could consider who would be likely to buy your new product and how it would help them around the house or garden! You could even create an advert to tell us more about your product in an engaging way!Try to be as creative as you can and think about the purpose of your new product before you start designing and creating! Upload an image (with no more than 200 words explaining your idea) or video (no longer than 60 seconds) showcasing your work before 6:00pm on Saturday 4th April. Remember to tag us in the post and use #TILGVirtual otherwise we may not see your idea and it would not be considered by the judges.Remember – These challenges will be launched every Monday! Upload your entries and check back at 11am next week to see the winning entries and to hear more about next week’s challenge! Prizes – This weeks prize has been kindly donated by Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent x2 tickets to any film, any time at any Cineworld nationwide, valid for 12 months. Criteria – Your product must be made using 100% recyclable or waste materials and be useful around your home or garden. Then upload a photo (with no more than 200 words) or a video (lasting no longer than 60 seconds). You must also have liked 'The Inspirational Learning Group' Facebook page and have used the hashtag '#TILGVirtual' so that the judges can see your idea. Only Ideas uploaded on Facebook or Twitter will be considered. Disclaimer – This competition is open to all ages and anybody can take part. Please note that Facebook users should be over the age of 13, if you are not over the age of 13 you should be viewing this video and uploading using a parent or guardian’s account, with their consent. Likewise all participants should have their parent/guardian’s permission. Good luck! We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Posted by The Inspirational Learning Group on Monday, 30 March 2020

The Winning Idea

 

Congratulations to this weeks winner’s – Polly and Bea!

Polly and Bea designed and made a Harvest Mouse house for the garden using an old tennis ball and a length of wood – they want people to enjoy watching and understand more about the mice, as well as helping wildlife conservation.

We thought that this was a fantastic entry with a brilliant explanation of their idea.  Polly and Bea have clearly done their research for this product and it was clear to see in their final design and presentation … congratulations girls!

 Some of our favourite entries

 

The team were spoilt for choice when deciding the winner of the first challenge.  We have seen some incredibly inventive ideas, including a desk tidy made of cans and a broken vegetable crate and a water dispenser made of a washing tablet box.

A huge well done to everyone who took part in this challenge and don’t forget to stay tuned to find out about the next challenge!