Work Stories – a new, innovative employability course in prisons

Five ex-prisoners with stories to tell have taken part in Work Stories – a new and innovative approach to job skills training, funded by the Ministry of Justice as part of their digital innovation fund. What is work stories? Made by the people who know best,...

Don’t run from your mental health

Big Ideas worked with students at New River College, a Pupil Referral Unit in Islington, to create two short films about Mental Health. Funded by Islington Giving, Young Grant Makers, this project allowed agency to young people to talk about how they manage their own...

STEM with Wings takes off with NASA and the RAF

STEM with Wings launched as Primary Schools from across the UK were joined by NASA Robotics Engineer Ashitey Trebi-Ollenu, the man who lives on earth…but works on Mars.  Taking over 9,000 young people through his journey from Ghana, to the UK, to NASA – Ashitey...

Groundbreaking Innovators of the Future

Great Exhibition2 returns for British Science Week, 2024 For British Science Week, ten Imperial researchers visited schools local to Imperial with the Great Exhibition2 project.  More than 500 young people who took part were challenged to become the next generation of...

Real-life mathematician takes Essex by storm

How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? This year, Big Ideas leaned into romance with a love song to… mathematics. My First Love: Maths was designed to connect with the enjoyment of the subject and to offer young people an opportunity to meet a professional...

Close ties at The Abbey Centre

Big Ideas delivered the first of a series of events for older people’s networks in London at the Abbey Centre in Westminster at the end of January.  The Young at Heart group, along with The Card Sharks, formed an audience of 25 people. Together, they watched the...