You can get started in the competition by completing the following three chronological steps.
- Schools need to identify a member of staff who will coordinate the competition and act as a main point of contact
- Complete School Registration to receive the competition booklet
- Promote the competition at your school
- Schools can register up to 10 project teams in a school year*
- Teams should consist of 3-7 students and have a designated supporting teacher
- This step should be completed by the team leader or supporting teacher
- After completion each team member will receive a unique link to complete their student registration.
Step 3 – Student Registration
- Each team member named in the team registration will receive a unique link to complete their registration. This form is not available on the website or competition booklet.
- Students need to have parental consent to take part in the competition. We will get in touch with parents/guardians to confirm their consent.
*If schools would like to register more teams for the competition they should email firstname.lastname@example.org
PHASE 1: IDEA GENERATION – October 2020 to 31st January 2021 – THIS PHASE IS NOW CLOSED
Submit your project plan for feedback. We encourage you to submit your plan as early as possible to maximise the time you have to implement your project.
Remember, the more time and effort you spend completing your submission the better your feedback will be! In previous years the projects that have performed best in the competition and delivered the most impressive impact have been those driven by teams that submitted very detailed and considered project plans.
We will provide bespoke written feedback and guidance for all teams that submit their project plan before the deadline. We will aim to provide feedback within 14 working days of submission. If you submit between 4th December – 8th January then it may take longer due to our offices being closed for the Christmas period.
PHASE 2: PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION – October 2020 – April 2021
Implement your project plan and turn your ideas into reality. Share your project plan and feedback report with a teacher before implementing your project. Be part of the GSL movement and join the conversation by following #gslgoals on social media.
Share your project journey and inspire other teams around the world by submitting a blog to be featured on the GSL website.
We are inviting schools to identify a teacher who will coordinate the competition internally. We then ask students to register their teams.
Once you have a school coordinator, we ask that each school registers. Registered schools will receive an information pack with further detail on the competition. Lead teachers should therefore register to confirm your participation in the competition. During registration you can also ask any questions you have about the competition.
Following this, we ask that each team at the school registers their project. This is so that the students take ownership of this own progress. If you are a student who wishes to register a team, please make sure that your school has been registered. If it has not in the list, please provide a valid email address for a teacher at school.