ROAR 2020 helping children develop their creativity
ROAR - 7 Billion Ideas
Lions ROAR 2020 is an ideas competition for primary schools created by Lions Clubs International and run by 7billionideas, the award winning education company. It aims to unlock the creative spirit in every child by giving them the time to imagine and develop ideas that could change the world!
The competition is for Key Stage 2 students of Primary Schools up to the age of 10/11 as well as pupils at Special Needs Schools up to the age of 11/12. The purpose is to encourage and develop the creativity existing in all young people. The objective is to generate and develop an IDEA that could change the World. It could be about absolutely anything as long as it has a positive impact on the planet.
The competition has been structured to hit a number of different areas of the curriculum including PHSE, Citizenship, SMSC and British Values. All too often we are told that schools are too busy to take on anything new, but this competition hits all the above values and is FUN for the children.
Lions Clubs initially contact schools to see if they are interested in taking part and then 7billionideas take over. To help and assist with contacting schools there is a video that can be shown to teachers, so they more fully understand the opportunities offered by the ROAR programme. This is available on www.lions-roar.com
ROAR 2020 - update 5 Nov 2020
The competition will run in a digital format using zoom and other media platforms. The final on December 9th will be available for audiences to view. Families, friends, schools that are participating and schools not taking part and Lions can watch the final. 7BI will make available for up to 1000 attendees.
The Programme will be run for the best contributes received from the North Region (Districts CE and CN) and the South Region (Districts A and SE). Schools from these Regions would be invited to send their Ideas Presentation Videos to 7BI by Wednesday 25th November together with a pdf of their poster and their model. Any videos expected, but not received, would be progressed by 7BI and Lions. District Judges will choose district Winners by 6th December and the results emailed to 7BI. There will be six categories of prize winners-from each Region the third, second and best winning ideas will be recognized together with best jingle, best model and best poster. There will be no overall winner. 7BI will notify schools of winners’ on 7th December supported by Lions if required, to ensure full attendance on the 9th.
The Lions MD Zoom Final would be held between 10-30 and 12 noon on Wednesday 9th December. The Final format is now in place with David Harkin (CEO 7BI) PDG Guch Manku (District CE) and Lion David Skinner (District SE) will make the introduction. 7BI will devise diverting games between each pair of entries and make a collage of the school logos. There will be a link made so that each video might be accessed externally and how photographs might be distributed. The winning schoolteacher in each category will present their winning certificate to their team. The Chairman of the Council of Governors will be asked to sum up. David Skinner will write a press release to go to all Clubs and arrange for distribution to MD and District Websites
6th November Lions to meet on Zoom
16th November-7BI to send Lions Audience List
20th November- Next meeting of this committee to get updates.
25th November Video entries to be received by 7BI.
3rd-6thth December Regional Judging
9th December National Final and Prizewinner Presentation