About Maker Mondays
Welcome to the world of your imagination...
How about you get to spend some time creating something that does not already exist? How does that make you feel? Excited, curious, creative, amazing?
It could be for just an hour, it could be for a day or it could be a whole week. You might help create the next LEGO or Minecraft or you might develop ideas to help reduce climate change.
Each school term we will present a challenge
The challenge can be completed by individual children and young people, families, groups in a Hub…whoever is inspired to create. It’s open to everyone, as long as there is someone under 18 in your team, and you attend a Stirling school.
We’ve created a workbook to help you do this and you will be using a brilliant process called Design Thinking. This is a process that designers, engineers, inventors, architects and entrepreneurs use. It helps you think creatively and can be used by everyone…well maybe not your pet hamster!
We select up to 20 of the best ideas to show in our online gallery
You can upload your work and share your creation online! The Maker Mondays team will select up to 20 of the best ideas and solutions and show them in the Maker Mondays gallery.
Where do I start?
First thing you need to do is download the Maker Mondays workbook, which you can do here. Next familiarise yourself with the process you will follow - this can be seen on the workbook page or on the how it works page. Then simply follow the process using your worksheets to explore and form your ideas and finally draw a final prototype.
Maker Mondays helps you...
get to know the design thinking process
gain confidence in your ideas, creativity and imagination
Develop important skills for learning, life and work: Empathy, problem solving, Curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration