The Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge is an innovation ideas challenge, inspiring young people to be problem-solvers for the planet, using their imagination and creativity. It has has been designed by Flow in Action for children and young people aged 5-16 years old. 

It is a year-long project leading up to the  COP26 – the United Nations climate change conference, due to take place in Glasgow in November 2021. Every month we will be sharing a new Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge. Each challenge is designed to encourage children to think into the future and work out how to tackle a particular topic. For example, the first challenge that we have just released focuses on reinventing cars, buses and lorries in order to eliminate air pollution from engines by 2030. 

Children and young people can share their idea with us by post or email by making a poster, a model (and taking a photo) or a short video. All ideas are good ideas, as long as there is no harm to people or planet.

You can watch the introductory trailer here:

And you can find more information about each challenge and how to take part here:

All the children and young people’s creations will be uploaded onto the Futures Wonder Lab® Hazu platform and each idea will be rewarded with a certificate and free gift provided by ANSA. 

There will be regular updates on all our libraries’ Facebook pages and on Twitter @CECLibraries. We’re looking forward to seeing all the incredible ideas!