7 skills – 7 months – 7 challenges

Register, complete your challenge, collaborate, upload and share.

How Does it Work?

  • On the first day of each month, starting in January 2021, a new challenge will begin for those who have registered and been allocated a place. Participants have one month to complete the challenge and share their evidence.

  • Instructions, information and support will be available from the first to the final day of the month. At the start of the next month, a new challenge will begin. You must register separately for each challenge.

  • You will need to complete your challenge, independently, with a parent or perhaps in collaboration with a friend or group of friends, in your own time.

  • We will run a live Challenge Starter event online to kickstart each new challenge. Joining details will be sent to you and posted in Google Classroom. These will include the date, time and Zoom link / Meeting ID.

  • Some challenges will require you to check in with us during the month and some may only require you to upload your challenge evidence once you’ve completed it.

Who Can Take Part?

You must be between 8 and 12 years of age and attend a school in the Bristol area. If you’re unsure if your school qualifies, let us know.

How Do I Register?

  • Scroll down this page to the challenge and month you wish to register for.

  • You can register one month before the next challenge is due to commence. We encourage you to take part in the whole 7-month programme.

  • Click the ‘register now’ or ‘ask a question’ button.

  • There are 50 places available for each challenge. You can view how many places are remaining for each challenge.

  • You must register individually for each challenge using the online form.

  • You will be sent login details to the email address you supply in your registration form. This will include access to a Google Classroom.

  • You can register any time within the challenge month if places are available.

What Do I Need?

Digital Devices

You’ll need an internet-connected device, ideally with a big enough screen to view a webpage and use Zoom at the same time. This could be a desktop computer, laptop or tablet. Using a phone will work too but you’ll need to switch between programs which can be a bit tricky, but still possible.

Google Classroom

Some of the challenges will require you to take photographs and videos and upload them to Google Classroom. You can do this by loading Google Classroom onto your phone (Play Store / App Store) and signing in with the account login details we give you, or by connecting your phone to your computer and transferring then uploading the photos or videos.

play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.classroom&hl=en_GB 

apps.apple.com/us/app/google-classroom/id924620788

Zoom

You’ll also need Zoom to take part in the Challenge Starter Sessions at the beginning of each month. Can you either download the app/program or access it via your web browser. The app/program provides a better experience. This will enable you to join a live video meeting with all the other participants. We recommend, if you haven’t used Zoom before, you have a play with it and get familiar with it before the session. You’ll need to enable your webcam and microphone.

zoom.us/download

We’ll send you the Zoom meeting link, ID and password closer to the time by email and place the link in the Google Classroom.

Google Classroom

Accessing Google Classroom

You’ll need a Google account to access Google Classroom. If you’ve got one already, you can let us know what that is when registering. If not, we can set you up with a new Wider World account. If you’d like us to set you up with a WW account, we’ll send you your sign-in email address and a temporary password. You can then use the Class Code to access the classroom. 

Logging In

Step 1: To login for the first time, visit: https://accounts.google.com/ and enter the email and password. You will be prompted to change the password. We can reset passwords if you forget.

Step 2: If you are already logged in with a Google account, choose ‘add another account’.

Step 3: Once signed in, open Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/.

Step 4: Click ‘Join class’ (+) and use the code supplied.

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