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Thank you for taking part in the TeenTech Gradventure Onboarding Schools to Teen Tech Programs module which gives you the chance to make a real difference to our work whilst further developing your communication skills.

The key aim is for each team to meet a minimum target of 10 state schools to onboard.

Teams will receive points for the following and we’ll be sharing the leaderboard on here:

  • When a school/college you have contacted registers for more information on the TeenTech site = 10 points
  • When a school subsequently participates in one of our programmes: 10 further points
  • For every student who joins a live Innovation or City of Tomorrow session = 1 point per student
  • For every student who submits a mini-project for Innovation/City of Tomorrow or Innovation Session = 10 points
  • For every TeenTech Award project submitted = 50 points

To help you contact schools, we will provide different sets of resources over the length of this project. Some will be consistent and others will change depending on where we are in the cycle of projects. Please check the resources section below each time you start a new cycle of communications to schools.

Good luck!

Marketing Materials

TeenTech Awards and TeenTech Innovation Live
For Students 11-19

Social Media Imagery and Posters

TeenTech Innovation Live logo

TeenTech City of Tomorrow
For Students 8-13

Social Media Imagery and Posters

TeenTech Innovation Live logo



How does TeenTech City of Tomorrow work at the moment?

Teachers and their students join a live session which explains the programme, designing the safer, smarter, kinder city of the future, taking them through global, national and local challenges including UN sustainability goals.

They work on their project and either build a residential, commercial or public model out of recyclable materials (or submit drawings or CAD if schools do not allow recyclables due to COVID-19).

They then join a feedback session with industry experts who also discuss projects they are working on.

We hold regional showcases and an annual national showcase. Schools can sign up at any point in the year.

How does the TeenTech Awards programme work?

Students work on projects with the help of mentors from the Autumn. They submit their projects at the end of March; all projects receive written feedback. Finalists are invited to the live final (virtual this year) in late June for final judging and presentation of Awards. Schools can sign up at any point in the year but projects must be submitted by end of March 2021.

How can I find out more about the TeenTech Awards process?

Our TeenTech Awards website shows the steps that schools need to go through.


Can we see some case-studies and feedback?

Yes, see the Useful Documents section on this page.

If you on-board a school that isn't from your region, e.g. your own school, how do we avoid duplication and how will we get points allocated?

The Gradventure team will share the list of teams so you can contact them to let them know which school you will be targeting in their region. If you let us know, via the form below, we can allocate points to each team.

Should we not be targeting private schools?

TeenTech’s focus is on students who do not have good access to employer networks and this is less of an issue in the private sector. If you have reached your target of 10 state schools do feel free to contact private schools.

Is it free for schools to sign up?

Yes, and this should be highlighted in your communications to schools.

Do you envisage any issues of schools not wanting to sign up for TeenTech on the basis that they aren't sure of their schedules RE: the pandemic?

Our sessions work well whether or not students are in school and can be used as timetabled lessons or set as homework.

Is there a pack that can be sent out to children without internet? Is it possible in some way for them to engage i.e. through their school?

We can support teachers in sharing resources with students without internet access.

What’s the best place to find a list of all schools in our areas? Would it be worth contacting local children’s centres?

You can look at local authority websites and google maps. You can approach local organisations such as children’s centres or STEM hubs but be aware that indirect communications with a school may not be as effective as direct communication.

Are we supposed to email the schools from our personal BT email?


After registering a school is there anything else we have to do?

We will let you know if schools in your area have registered their interest and you are free to continue to contact them with information on programmes but do not have to.

Is there any way to include home schooled children?

Yes, try to find details of local home-schooling networks (councils may help with this) online or on social media.

Is there a list of schools already signed up with the programme. To avoid targeting those schools?

We generally work with one teacher in a school so it’s good to get other contacts interested.

Do we need to have a DBS check done for working with kids?

Only if you are going to work with us regularly in our sessions, please contact us if that’s the case.

Do you have a question that isn’t answered here? Let us know! We’ll update this page regularly.