West Norfolk Students’ World-Changing Ideas

Schoolchildren from across West Norfolk had the opportunity to come up with world-changing ideas at a special event taking place as part of the Love West Norfolk campaign.

The event, which took place at Providence Street Community Centre on 13th March, was led by 7 Billion Ideas, an internationally known ideas company which inspires young people to think big and dream big.

Throughout the course of an action packed and fun day, the children were able to think entrepreneurially, brainstorming a vast array of ideas before developing a number of concepts. The years six, seven and eight students were then able to showcase their ideas, using posters and videos, to their teachers and representatives of the Love West Norfolk campaign.

David Harkin, CEO of 7 Billion Ideas said: “What an amazing day. The students of West Norfolk have truly demonstrated that they have amazing imaginations with the creation of their ideas which could change the world. Throughout the day the students created and then developed their ideas. They made posters, prototypes, jingles and presentations to help articulate their ideas. The level of innovation in the room was outstanding and West Norfolk should be excited to see the talent of the next generation of entrepreneurs in this region. It was a huge pleasure to be part of this event.”

The day took place as part of the Love West Norfolk campaign which aims to celebrate West Norfolk and increase pride in the local area. The event was supported by the College of West Anglia, one of the partners behind the Love West Norfolk campaign. David Pomfret, Principal, said: “CWA were delighted to support the West Norfolk Students’ World-Changing Ideas project led by 7 Billion Ideas.  This inclusive day brought young people together, untapped their creative talents and inspired them to aspire to great futures.”

The day was attended by students from Fairstead Primary School, Marshland High School, Springwood High School, and Eastgate Academy, amongst others.