Little Inventors Challenge – Deadline 27 Sept!

July 31, 2019


Creative Schools invites east London children to invent for your teacher – inspired by their new class teachers and by Little Inventors. The competition closes on FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2019. Teachers make sure you upload your pupils’ drawings before then.

Can you invent something for your class teacher to make their school day more fun?


Creativity is a skill and an outlook that if nurtured when we are young can greatly influence how we interact with the world later in life. Little Inventors challenges children to come up with imaginative invention ideas in response to different creative briefs. With winning ideas being brought to life by full-size inventors – and then we make some of them into real objects.

This Creative Schools challenge is open to pupils from schools in the east London Boroughs of:

Barking & Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets & Waltham Forest.

The competition is open from 1st May 2019 and closes on Fri 27 September 2019.

You can upload drawings here using the Little Inventors templates, or by emailing them to

One ingenious idea will be made into a real object and exhibited at the Creative Schools Symposium on Monday 18 November 2019, and the winning teacher and school will be invited to celebrate with us there!

Little Inventors CPD Event – June 2019

We offered a FREE Twilight CPD for Teachers on Thurs 27 June 4.30-6.30 at Stratford Circus Arts Centre

Teachers were invited to a special twilight CPD dedicated to making, creating and inspiring the budding inventors in their classrooms on Thursday 27 June from 4.30-6.30pm at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Stratford, London E15 1BX.

To receive a bespoke and FREE RESOURCE summarising the information shared at this event on how to get your class inventing email: or contact us on 0208 279 1073

This Little Inventors CPD twilight introduced teachers to the projects’ creative approach, the value of it, and what we see as the role of creativity in the classroom. We then gave teachers the chance to try their own hands at being not-so-little inventors, and briefly explained how they can use the Little Inventors universe to enrich teaching across the curriculum. The session was accompanied by free refreshments and networking with arts and cultural partners.