Design For A Better World

Design For A Better World

Thank you to all the schools and students who entered the Design For A Better World competition.  

We are delighted to announce the Top fifty winning designs. The certificates and prizes will be with you shortly.

Design for a better world offers an exciting new global design challenge for students aged 11-14 years.

If offers students the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development
  • Access a range of global contexts including Water and Sanitation, Food Security and Climate Action in which to identify a design problem
  • Explore a range of  technologies that people are developing around the world to address global challenges.

All the teaching materials and student activity sheets are available to download below. To order your FREE poster that supports this challenge, click here.

For display materials and other activites around the Global Goals please go to our Global Goals main page


Teacher's notes

Contains all the information needed to deliver the Design For A Better World Challenge and competition.

Student Sheets (All)

A single file with all of the student activity sheets to run the challenge.

Notes on the World's largest lesson video

A question sheet for students to answer having watched the video.

Can Technology help?

An activity to identify which technologies could help to reach the Global Goal targets.

Research and Design Ideas

Sheets for students to capture their research findings and design ideas. These sheets are the essential for the competition entry.

Power Point

A presentation to support teachers to deliver the Design For A Better World challenge and competition.


A full colour poster to support the Design a Better World challenge.

World Fact and the Global Goals

An activity to match the Global Goal symbols to their targets and world facts.

Technology Solutions?

Photographs of a range of existing global technologies that could help reach the Global Goal targets.

Five Global Goal information sheets

Sheets providing students with contextual information and research links on five of the Global Goals.

The Worlds Largest Lesson introduced by Malala Yousafzai

The Worlds Largest Lesson Introduced by Malala Yousafzai from World's Largest Lesson on Vimeo.

Useful website links

World's Largest Lesson- further resources to support teaching about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, coordinated by Think Global.

Global Goals for Sustainable Development - useful information on the main targets and action to achieve the goals by the United Nations.

Classroom display materials - easy to download pictures and symbols for each of the seventeen Global Goals included in the Design Challenge produced by Practical Action.

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