Innovation competition or MAKEathon at Bolungarvík Primary School

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Next week, April 4th and 5th, the second MAKEathon of the Green Entrepreneurs of the Future project, out of three, will take place at Bolungarvík Primary School. MAKEathon Árskóli has already taken place with great success and MAKEathon Nesskóli will take place in the coming weeks. The MAKEathon project is an innovation competition that lasts for two days.

In this MAKEathoni 22 students in 8-10th grade participate. They work together in teams competing to solve a challenge that will be found during their visits to fisheries companies in the area. The challenge will be environmental and climate change. They are trying to create some kind of prototype, among other things in collaboration with the FabLab workshop in Ísafjörður and the Deep Entrepreneurship Center. Since this autumn, students have been taught about climate change, sustainability and innovation, among other things.  

All GFF material will be made available after the project is completed.

The Green Entrepreneurs of the Future project started in schools in September 2021 and MAKEathonin is their final part. The national competition between the three schools will take place in May and its results will be announced during Innovation Week.

The television station N4 has been recording about the project all winter, so they will be filmed on site. The show will be shown on the television station this autumn and the project will be presented there.

About the Green Entrepreneurs of the Future

Green Entrepreneurs of the Future is an educational project intended for the upper grades of primary school. The aim is to educate students about the effects of climate change on the ocean and its ecosystem, sustainability and innovation in an innovative and fun way. The project is funded by the Climate Fund and is managed by Matís. Other participants are the three schools, FabLab workshops in each location, Cambridge University, Climate-KIC and the Deep Entrepreneurship Center.

For more information, please contact the project manager of the project: Justine Vanhalst. Schools that want to participate are especially encouraged to get in touch.

Here you can follow the progress of the project: