Kid Inventors' Day assembly – growth mindset

Last updated: 06/12/2023
Kid Inventors' Day assembly – growth mindset
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This whole school assembly explores the importance of having a growth mindset. The assembly celebrates things that have been invented by children and challenges children to come up with their own inventions. It discusses the need for a growth mindset if ideas are to be successful. Kid Inventors' Day takes place on 17 January but this assembly could be used at any point in the year. 

The resource comprises teaching notes and a PowerPoint presentation. The assembly is intended to be approximately 20 minutes long.

An extract from the resource:

Explain to the children that KK Gregory is not the only young inventor. In fact, there are many everyday items that were invented by children:

  • George Nissen had the first idea for a trampoline when he was 16 years old.
  • Ice lollies, or Popsicles as they are known as in the USA, were invented by Frank Emmerson when he was only 11 years old.
  • Braille – a system of raised dots that allows blind people to read with their fingers – was invented by Louis Braille when he was only 15 years old.

So, as you can see, you don’t need to be grown up to become a successful inventor!

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