Lockdown Learner Challenge

  • Lockdown Learner Challenge

22 May 2020

Looking for a challenge? Interested in winning £300? If you were due to sit your GCSEs or A Level exams this summer, then you can take part in the Lockdown Learner Challenge.
The Learned Society of Wales is challenging year 11 and year 13 students in Wales to create an ‘explainer’ on a topic they will be studying in sixth form, college or university later this year.
There are several prizes available in both age categories; each entrant will also receive a certificate. The first prize in each category is £300; runners up will receive £150.
Explainers can cover just about anything, but here are some examples:
looking for solutions to the climate change crisis
uncovering more about the cultures, religions, histories and heritage of Wales
investigating quantum theory or another aspect of physics
learning about the experiences of different communities through literature, visual arts and music,
exploring the world in geography
analysing reliability and bias in journalism on important issues
understanding more about our world today through history
Closing date: 30 June 2020
To learn more about the challenge please see
“This is a great initiative and I would encourage all of our year 11 and year 13 students to get involved. Throughout the lockdown we have been encouraging children and young people to stay safe and stay learning and this is a great way to prepare for the next steps in education while inspiring creativity and critical thinking.”
-          Kirsty Williams, Education Minister
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