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    Perth Big Ideas Challenge 2023

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    Powered by Future Anything with support from Bloom: Centre for Youth Innovation, the Perth Big Ideas Challenge is a fast-paced and hands-on day of listening, learning, and doing, culminating in teams of students pitching their own innovative solutions to address a key community challenge in a 'Shark Tank'-style experience.

    It's set to be an engaging and real-world learning experience for young people in Years 7-10. In addition, students will hear from some of Australia’s most inspiring changemakers, as well as explicitly developing their enterprising thinking and human-centered design skills.

    • Perth Big Ideas Challenge #1: Monday 7 August 2023
    • Perth Big Ideas Challenge #2: Tuesday 8 August 2023 SOLD OUT!!!


    • The event is designed for school groups of students in Years 7-10 (Students may not attend individually)
    • Up to 30 student tickets are available per school in total. If you require additional tickets, please indicate this when registering and we will let you know if additional tickets become available. Educators/supervisors go free. 

    Schools with a ICSEA* Value <1000:

    • Early Bird: Free
    • Full Price: $49+GST per student

    Schools with an ICESA* Value >1000:

    • Early Bird: $29+GST per student
    • Full Price : $49+GST per student

    * ICSEA stands for Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage. ICSEA is a scale which allows for fair and reasonable comparisons among schools with similar students. ICSEA provides an indication of the socio-educational backgrounds of students; it has nothing to do with the staff, school, facilities or teaching programs at the school. ICSEA isn’t a school rating. You can check your school's ICSEA Value at


    • 8.15am - 8.45am - Schools/students arrive & register 
    • 9am - 10:30am: Session 1
    • 10:30 - 11am: Morning Tea
    • 11am - 12:30pm: Session 2
    • 12:30–1:00pm Lunch break (participants should bring their own lunch)
    • 1:00 - 2:30pm: Session 3
    • 2.30pm:  EVENT ENDS 
    • A detailed agenda will be shared with all registered schools closer to the time. 


    Both events take place at Bloom: Centre for Youth Innovation, St Catherine's College, Curtin University, University Bvd, Bentley WA 6102. Please note this change from orginial venue.  Participating schools are required to organise and manage their own transport requirements for students and supervising staff/parents attending the event. 


    Each participating school should manage risk assessment & parent permissions according their own policies, and ensure a suitable level of staff supervision for their students attending the event. While participating teachers/parents will not be required to formally facilitate the sessions, their engagement in the activities will increase teachers’ skills and confidence in unlocking students’ enterprising mindsets in their classrooms. IMPORTANT: All students will be required to have a caregiver complete Future Anything's Media Permission Form (form will be emailed upon registration).  


    • Their own refillable water bottle
    • Lunch, and morning/afternoon tea (if required) as no catering is provided.
    • Students are required to wear their school uniform
    • Completed Media Permission Form here (fillable PDF).
    • A dash of enthusiasm, an open mind and a willingness to engage with others.



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