Bright Futures Aspire Project
The Bright Futures Aspire Project is a bespoke digital programme, co-created by Unilever, All About STEM and local teachers. It is aimed at students in Y10-13. Following successful registration on the programme, teachers are able to download video content, supporting material and teacher guides to enable them to facilitate the programme with their students in class.
The project consists of 4 modules, during which, students are introduced to staff working in 5 departments across the Unilever Research and Development site at Port Sunlight, gaining an insight into the work of the company, the different job roles available and the entry requirements and routes. After viewing the videos and presentations, there are tasks for students to complete. Students are set the challenge of developing a product idea which they submit online to Unilever for judging.
The project runs in Cohorts. Cohort 1 is currently open for registrations. A maximum of 30 schools will be accepted onto the cohort. If you’re unsuccessful in gaining a place in Cohort 1, your registration will remain on the system and you’ll be offered a place in Cohort 2. However, the opening date for this second round has not yet been confirmed.
Deadline for Cohort 1 project submissions is 17th July 2020
One registration and project submission per school
The project is aimed at students in Y10-13
Teams of 2-6 students
Completed projects are submitted online
Submission can take any form: powerpoint, video, photograph of a display board with supporting material etc
Only one project per school can be submitted for judging. However, once successfully registered on the programme, schools can run the project internally with as many teams of students as they wish.
You might register your school and run the project with a single team of students. Alternatively you might use your school log-in to access the materials and run the project with a full class, selecting a single winning project for submission. You could also share your school log-in with other staff and run the project with a full year group or selected cohort of students, again selecting a single winning project for submission.