High-quality, practical and eye-catching, Big Ideas creates one-of-a-kind resources with exceptional research and writing, beautiful images and thoughtful design. We create resources for different purposes, from classroom posters to legacy books, read more examples below.
We produce resource packs, classroom posters, videos, lesson plans and powerpoint presentations for teachers to use in the classroom alongside our programmes and activations. These include the suite of commemoration packs produced during the First World War centenary, Aspire to Engineer posters and teacher packs for STEM activities.
Our resources can also be helpful tools to build confidence and inspire participants to participate in new activities. For example, the Trailblazers packs created for sport leads in community football settings were adapted for use in different settings such as pitch-side and in the classroom, and enabled coaches to connect with their young people about anti-racism – activating Premier League EDI policy in a practical way.
Some of our resources help tell untold stories in an interactive way. For example, we produced a Tull100 poster with a striking image of a young WWI footballer and officer Walter Tull with a space for the recipient to write their No Barriers statement to display in their community.
We are able to work with translators to produce resources in other languages, for example, our WWI resources were produced in Welsh with funding support from Big Lottery. For our Passchendaele at Home project we brought the story of the WWI Battle of Passchendaele home with a world-first database of British casualties from the battle buried in the UK, as well as a Modern Foreign Languages resource providing learning activities in French and German. We also provided all of the Living Shakespeare essays in the language of the writer eg. Mandarin or Arabic, alongside an English translation – all within the same printed book.
We use our resources as a tool to tell untold stories and raise awareness with unseen images and research, all in an engaging and accessible way. We are able to take academic research and obscure archival material and bring it to life for mainstream communities to engage with. For example, our schools pack Remembering the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016. Big Ideas worked with the British Council, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, UCL Institute of Education to create this visual and engaging pack for schools to use.
Holiday Activities and Food Programme
Resources The amazing Marcus Rashford campaign has ensured Local Authorities across the country receive funding to support food and activity programmes during the school holidays for children and young people receiving free school meals. Known as HAF (Holiday Activities and Food), the programme sets specific requirements alongside free food, such as nutritional education, wellbeing and enrichment, and fitness activities. Big Ideas is able to provide support Local Authorities and providers with all elements of HAF. In the summer of 2021 we delivered a HAF Summer Camp in person for Westminster City Council and supported the London Borough of Barnet providers by providing HAF activity packages, training and impact assessment. Read about our work in Westminster and Barnet in the online case studies. This winter we have provided HAF nutrition education packs for Islington, Cheshire and Essex – both take-home packs and in-person session plans – activating nutritional learning in a really fun and accessible way.