Innovation Challenge

John Lewis Innovation Challenge 2018

John Lewis' Innovation Challenge is back for 2018 and we're inviting your pupils, aged 9-11 to get involved.

Your pupils will work in teams to design, plan and create an innovative solution to the following sustainability challenge, set by our Sustainability Managers:

How would you reinvent a school blazer to give it a new life?

We've reclaimed a selection of school blazers and we're giving your pupils the chance to get stuck in transforming it into something new that's innovative and unique.

Why enter?

As well as gaining valuable transferable skills, every team which enters is in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes, including a 3D printer and tablet.

We'll be providing you with free education resources which have been developed with teachers to ensure they hit your curriculum objectives. To open your pupil's eyes to some of the real-world sustainability challenges we collectively face, the resources will cover a range of topics including natural resources, life-cycles and upcycling, alongside the circular economy.

Download our free education resources below include additional guidance on how to follow an innovation process, as we'll be judging pupils not just on what they've created but how and why.

What to do next

Our registration form to request a blazer to take part in the Innovation Challenge 2018 is now closed. We allocate all blazers on a first-come, first-serve basis and if your school is successful, we will be in touch. 

The competition closing date is 5pm on Friday 25 May 2018.

Terms and conditions apply.