Daydream Believers Ensuring Young People Heard at COP26

Daydream Believers delivered a The Virtual Bridge session hosted through the College Development Network (CDN) to share the live challenges on offer from Daydream Believers

Hosted by Helena Good, formerly a lecturer at Edinburgh College, she shared her own experience of leaving her role; taking a leap of faith and redirecting her focus into placing creativity at the heart of education.

It encourages those in positions of power in education and employers to look at things in a different way, to look at soft-skills and collaboration and away from a lecture style approach in bringing collaboration into the classroom.

The Daydream Believers resources are suitable for anyone eager to embed creativity, critical thinking and problem solving into their practice. They house flexible learning plans and projects with their industry partners which create a link between teaching these essential skills and embarking onto the pathway of a successful career in the future.

The ammunition for Daydream Believers was hearing practitioners say that they were always talking about 'in the real world', but needed to bring the real world into the classroom.

At the beginning of 2021, Daydream Believers worked alongside Edinburgh College and Edinburgh Napier University to introduce a new Level 5 Creative Thinking Qualification – this has been piloted in fifteen schools across Scotland.

In creating a series of challenges through partnerships with organisations including Lego and The Ellen Macarthur Foundation, they're beginning to make noise. The 'Get On With It' Challenge has been designed to encourage parents, grown ups and world leaders to take notice of young people and take action by saving our planet to prevent the younger generation from living with their consequences.

You can watch the Daydream Believers session on the Virtual Bridge Sessions here.

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