Ep4.3 Do a Poster Board

You choose an important issue then produce and put up a display board that informs people about the issue encouraging them to get involved.

Tick List for this Challenge (The Spec.)

Your completed challenge must be able to tick ALL of this list

  1. Have you chosen a display boards in a crowded place in your school or community centre that you believe is not currently in use and you have gained permission to use one for your poster.
  2. You have decided on an issue you feel people should be made aware of and you have checked your ideas with an adult.
  3. You have persuaded the school/centre to provide you with the materials you need to create your display
  4. Your display is accurate and balanced (arguments FOR and AGAINST are considered)
  5. You have created your display and it has been available for people to view for at least a week.
  6. You have gained positive opinions (likes!) from at least five people who feel your display helped them understand the issue
  7. Did you lead the project without help from adults?
  8. Are you the only person using this project as evidence ?

Assessment of the Challenge

Minimum pass = You will have just passed if you have a tick next to all of the list above.

Excellent pass = You will have ticked all the items on the list AND all of the statements in the table below are also true.

If you have passed at least the minimum, upload it to Project Aspire and have it peer marked.

Summary: Any challenge that requires learners to identify a local concern or issue.  Once they have identified the issue they work out ways of improving it, build up support and then take action to make changes.  They may give their time and energy to a cause or raise money for a charity or help someone in need of support.

What to prove   Statement   Examples to look for in the poster display project  

I can identify issues


I can ask the people around me about issues like global warming or cruelty to animals and find out what is the issue most people have feelings about.  I can describe which issues matter most to the people around me and give examples


Your report can be in any form: written, video, interview, powerpoint, blog or anything.  In your report you make it clear how you chose the issue and how you know it is also important to other people.

I get involved


Some people complain and are slow to get involved.  I am positive and show other people by example.  For example I may do karaoke even though I can’t sing.  If people become negative I can help them be more positive without criticising them.


The report shows lots of examples of things you actually did.  It shows that you were the most active person in the project.  It may not even be an issue you are passionate about but you certainly got involved fully in it and gave it lots of energy.

I can persuade others

I can give examples of when a decision has been hard to make and I have thought about each choice and worked out which one would be best.  For example if I couldn’t decide to go on a school trip I could write out the reasons FOR going and the reasons for NOT going to help me decide.


You now need other people to get involved because you can get more done and have a bigger impact.  Your report makes it clear how you managed to motivate people and get them involved in the project.  You may have given them reasons FOR and AGAINST your project so they could make up their mind and be committed because they wanted to be.

I can find solutions

I have solved a problem that needed lots of different resources and people.  For example if we were creating a poster display quickly we would need someone to agree the space, someone to find paper and materials, someone to decide content etc.  This needs a quick plan and everyone needs clear jobs.


In my report it shows how I thought about the issue and tried out different ideas.  The solution I actually used was ambitious.  I needed to involve other people, planned what we needed to do then gave people their jobs to do.  Maybe you made a poster campaign and others helped you make the posters or maybe cleared someone’s litter as a team for example.




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