Welcome to GameChangers. The programme empowering young Londoners to run their own social action project, tackling the issues they care about head-on. With exciting new digital resources, live Inspire Sessions, Youth Summits and opportunities to join our Youth Advisory Board, there has never been a better time to kickstart your students social action journey.
Join schools across London making a difference in their communities, contact GameChangers@big-ideas.org to gain access to our digital resources and support from our team.
How do my students become GameChangers?
Our delivery model combines a video workshop and live interaction from the Big Ideas team, supporting your students to run their own GameChangers project in three easy steps:
Guided by a 1 hour video workshop and accompanying worksheets, students are introduced to ‘GameChangers’ who are making a difference in London today before identifying issues within their community and making an action plan to tackle them head-on.
Big Ideas beam into your classroom live to hear from your students – offering them the opportunity to present their ideas and receive the social action seal of approval.
Guided by their social action plan developed in the workshop, your students run their own social action project – taking active steps to address an issue they care about.
Contact the Big Ideas team for access to the GameChangers Workshop Video, Teacher Guide and Student Worksheets or sign up here
We have had two meetings since Easter. The latest yesterday. The girls are being INCREDIBLE. They have written a powerpoint for assemblies, scenarios for form time activities. They have organised the food carousel, spoken to premises, rung supermarkets to help. Emailed staff for donations. Really amazing.
Secondary School GameChanger Teacher, East London
I thought that video was very engaging for the children and they followed it well. The teacher guide was very useful and was a great added extra.
Primary School GameChanger Teacher, South East London
They loved it… it’s about their ideas and them. At no point did I have to do behaviour management.
Primary School GameChanger Teacher, South West London
Thank you for […] the workshop yesterday – I have seen some of the children around school today and they said how much they enjoyed it!
Primary GameChanger Teacher, South East London
We were so inspired about creating a change to help the environment that the pupils created beautiful poems for Earth Day, we then created a display to spread awareness.
Primary School GameChanger Teacher, East London
Thank you to all 3 of you for an outstanding afternoon a few weeks back. We all had such lovely time learning about how we can be game changers.
Primary School GameChanger, North West London
How can I take part?
All you need to take part in the project is a passion for social action and a group of students who you think would benefit from taking part.
Sign up here to register your interest in GameChangers. A member of the team will be in touch to discuss running the project, a digital workshop and offer 1:1 support.
If you aren’t quite ready to take part, don’t worry, GameChangers will run until July 2022. Register your interest to be kept up to date with opportunities to take part.
There is also free CPD available to teachers – sign up here to find out more.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch at GameChangers@big-ideas.org
Workshops and funding opportunities are limited and subject to eligibility criteria. Contact GameChangers@big-ideas.org to find out more.
GameChangers is a Mayor of London initiative from Team London, #iwill and Big Ideas. It is part of the Team London Young Ambassadors programme.