With curriculum time getting busier and busier, a great way to inspire and empower students is before and after school with extracurricular programs for students. Our after school programs are fantastic at doing this and allow us to get students thinking big and focussing on cross-curricular, project-based learning as they tackle challenges, build skills and work on projects that get them thinking about the world around them and the exciting opportunities open to their generation.
With everything from designing future cities to launching influencer brands, building businesses, working with technology and more, we have a range of standard programs to choose from, or we're able to customise a program to your school community. Our after school programs typically run for 6-8 weeks and cost $30 per student per week.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our inaugural Innovative Minds Competition! This opportunity is open to students of all ages and backgrounds, who create their own unique idea or body of work during a BOP Industries program.
Each year, we work with over 13,000 students in classrooms across the globe, helping them to redesign communities, solve challenges for industry leaders, create innovative businesses and build their 21st-century skills. Our programs have seen students generating thousands of amazing ideas, and we’re excited to give them a platform to showcase their work.
The Innovative Minds Competition has been designed to highlight the creative ideas of students across the country and reward them for their hard work. We believe that our students have the potential to change the world and this competition is the perfect platform to make that happen.
What We're Looking For
BOP Facilitators search for students each term to enter at every single BOP program. Once nominated, the BOP team review the applicants and determines which students are finalists. Each term winners are provided a platform to showcase their work, be recognised for their creativity and innovation and rewarded with fabulous prizes!
To enter, all you need to enter is an IDEA!
I - Idea
How Unique And Innovative Is The Idea?
Is the idea something that has never been done before, or does it offer a new perspective to an existing concept? Does it demonstrate a new way of thinking or solving a problem?
D - Design
How Well Has This Team Justified Their Decisions When Designing Their Solution?
Have students shown evidence or examples to support their ideas? How feasible is the idea? Are there any technical or practical limitations that would prevent it from being implemented?
E - Engagement
How Well Has This Team Or Student Engaged With The Program, The Content And Their Team?
How active and involved was the student or team throughout the program? Did they put in 100% for each activity? How well has the team engaged with their team members?
A - Articulate
How Well Has The Team Articulated Their Ideas As Part Of Their Pitch?
Is the pitch entertaining, engaging and easy to understand? Does the student effectively communicate their ideas in a concise and convincing manner?
First place will take home an Amazon Echo, a perfect companion to help you with your daily tasks and keep you connected to the world. And that’s not all! You’ll also receive a gift card to use for your favourite stores, BOP Industries merchandise, 3D printed toys and a trophy to display at your school. Additionally, you’ll also receive a certificate to commemorate your accomplishment and a BOP microcredential (a digital badge that verifies your skills and achievements).
These prizes are different every term, so don’t miss this opportunity to win big and show off your skills!
How To Enter
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your talents and make your mark in the innovation space! To be eligible, you must have attended one of BOP Industries programs. If you haven’t and would like to be involved, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways you can get involved, as the competition runs on a term by term basis.
If you’d like to book in for your school, click 'Explore School Programs' below to contact us and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect program. Otherwise, we have a couple of programs already in the works, click 'Explore Public Programs' below to see what’s on at BOP!