LITTLE BIG IDEA
What do the black box flight recorder, the bionic ear, and Wi-Fi hotspots all have in common? They’re all some of the greatest inventions of our time – and they were all developed right here in Australia.
Our kids come up with amazing ideas too. Over the years, they’ve invented brilliant things like the trampoline, icy poles and ear muffs.
So to unearth the next generation of young inventors, we started the littleBIGidea competition. It was designed to inspire creativity in children in years 3-8 – and encourage students to come up with a new invention, an improvement to something already existing, or a clever idea that helps make the world around us a better place.
With three major prizes across each category (grades 3-4, grades 5-6 and years 7-8) of a trip to NASA Kennedy Space Centre, there’s a big incentive for teachers, parents and children to get involved. And a chance to create an invention we could all be using for years to come.
Alongside community members and the RACQ, we’ve helped to tackle road safety. Our Caring About Road Safety (CARS) program designed to equip young drivers with strategies to reduce the risk of being involved in road incidents has helped 1500 young drivers.