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About

About

Make It Happen Club (SCIO) is a charity with the aim to inspire childrens digital learning! We run an innovative and exciting App Design competition for entire Primary Schools across Scotland. Here is our story...

  • 2018

    Our Humble Beginnings

    An idea to inspire childrens digital learning started with 4 schools in the Glasgow area reaching 2000 children with our Space Unicorn Maths.

  • March 2019

    10,000 children and counting!

    Our volunteers took Make It Happen to 16 schools and 10,000 pupils! Using our low tech paper competition entries and Thunkable to build winning apps with the pupils inspired us as much as the children!

  • April 2019

    1,500+ app installs around the world!

    Our winning apps have been installed across the Globe from China to the USA to the Republic of Congo to Argentina and Vietnam!

  • April 25th 2019

    A Charity is Born

    Make It Happen Club registered as a charity SCIO SC049247! Our aim ... to Inspire Childrens Digital Learning!

  • September 14th 2019

    Insp-Hire!

    Running Make It Happen workshops as part of this event for children aged 4-14 and their parents.

  • Jan 2020... and beyond!

    20,000 children and still counting!

    150 Volunteers are taking Make It Happen to 50 schools and 20,000 children, so much inspiration!

  • March 2020

    #Happathon!

    We launched the #Happathon , our App Design competition that is Free and Remote to bring inspiration to a challenging world environment!

  • Be Part
    Of Our
    Story!

    Contact Us

    We would love you to take part too - Contact us by email or on twitter

#Happathon v2.0

Introducing the new #Happathon!

Our App Design Competition that's Free and Remote

We want you to design an app to help others!

Your idea could help your friends, family, neighbours, key workers, carers or anyone in your community!

Sounds Awesome! What do I do?

  1. Download our simple App Design Competition Entry Form
  2. Read through the Think It, Design It, Build It steps.
  3. Write your application idea on the back of this form or any paper - being as creative as you can to help others.
  4. Have fun! Unlock your STEM SuperPowers!
  5. Ask a teacher or an adult to email your entry to us info@makeithappen.club or post a picture of your app idea on Twitter with #Happathon and tag @makeith_app_en.
  6. Our experts will work remotely to build the most inspiring ideas together.
  7. We are not placing any timeline on entries during these challenging times - so relax and see when those ideas flow.
  8. Always remember - taking part means you have already started your journey to become an app designer and unlock those STEM Super Powers!

How does this help me learn?

This simple and fun app design competition starts everyone on their journey to become Digital Creators - its also a fun activity to share with your family!

We have also linked this into the Scottish Digital Curriculum for Excellence shown in this Teacher Guide

Can you help me get started?

Of course!

Please take a look at this short Introduction with a Space Unicorn Maths example entry from someone called Alan

You can also see all our Winners

Teaching

Teachers have so many demands on their time, here are some curated suggestions and resources differentiated by stage and fully linked to the Curriculum for Excellence.

You Can Make It Happen

A Complete Guide to help you run the Make It Happen app design competition at your local school or club.

Digital Skills Planner - Early Level

Early level ready made digital skills planner fully linked to the Curriculum for Excellence with suggestions and resources.

Digital Skills Planner - First Level

First level ready made digital skills planner fully linked to the Curriculum for Excellence with suggestions and resources.

Digital Skills Planner - Second Level

Second level ready made digital skills planner fully linked to the Curriculum for Excellence with suggestions and resources.

Primary Coding Progression

Skills, Resources and Suggestions for Coding Progression from Primary 1 to 7 split by year group.

InspHire - Make It Happen

All our Make It Happen resources for the InspHire event!

Events

Schools All Across Scotland ... Making It Happen!

Our Winners 2019-2020

Every Make It Happen winner!

Save The World

Happathon, Global (week 4)

Play On Any Device View code on Thunkable

The Global Game

Crookfur Primary, East Renfrewshire

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Potion Magic Mixer

Netherlee Primary, East Renfrewshire

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Unicorn Wings

Happathon, Global (week 3)

Download from Apple AppStore Download from GooglePlay Store View code on Thunkable

Recipes On the Road

Happathon, Global (week 2)

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Learn to Code

Happathon, Global (week 1)

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Sharky

Alloway Primary, South Ayrshire

Download from GooglePlay Store Play On Any Device View code on Thunkable

Mission Environment

Saint Josephs, Glasgow

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Magic and Mindful

Saint Clares, Glasgow

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Historical History

Carolside Primary, Glasgow

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Nature Animal

Torrance Primary, Glasgow

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Scaredy Catz

InspHire, Glasgow

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Mind Mode

Kingcase Primary, Prestwick

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Understanding Emotions

Hollybrook Academy, Glasgow

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Lent 4 Me

Saint Bartholomews, Glasgow

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Maths Pairs

Millersneuk Primary, Glasgow

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CS Beats Maker

Saint Josephs, Clarkston

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Cracker

The Glasgow Academy, Kelvinbridge

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History Timeline Quiz

Saint Clares, Newton Mearns

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The Tune

Saint Mirins, Kings Park

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Jokes for Punctuation

Saint Cadocs, East Renfrewshire

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Piano Word

Saint Convals, Shawlands

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Port Francais

Saint Michaels, Port Glasgow

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Munchie Maths

Craigmarloch, Port Glasgow

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Word Join

Carolside, Clarkston

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Go Get Dressed

Saint Thomas, Neilston

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Bee Appy

Onthank Primary, Kilmarnock

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Answer to Win

Kirkton Primary, Carluke

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Around the World in French

Burnside Primary, Burnside

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Gator Grammar

Saint John The Baptist, Uddingston

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Space Rocket Maths

Saint Marys Primary, Duntocher

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Unicorn Personal Trainer

Saint Clare's Primary, Newton Mearns

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Get Inspired

A collection of our favourite sites and resources to enable everyone to Make It Happen in the classroom or at home.

Thunkable - Courses

Learn how to build apps from Magic 8 ball to Scavenger hunt with Thunkable.

courses.thunkable.com

Hour of Code

One-hour tutorials in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

hourofcode.com

Code Club

A global network of free coding clubs for 9–13 year olds.

codeclub.org

Thunkable

Thunkable is the platform where anyone can build their own mobile apps. Available for iOS and Android.

thunkable.com

Teach Computing Science

A Guide for Primary and Early Years Practitioners

teachcs.scot

Cyber Skills Lesson

An amazing collection of free interactive cyber skills lessons that get kids excited and engaged!

cyberskillslesson.com

Scratch

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

scratch.mit.edu

CoSpaces Edu

Make AR and VR in the classroom!

cospaces.io/edu

micro:bit

Power your imagination with code.

micro:bit

Lego Mindstorms

Learn to program lego robots!

lego/mindstorms

Google Education

A rich set of products, resources and tools for Education from Google.

edu.google.com

Microsoft Education

A rich set of products, resources and tools for Education from Microsoft.

www.microsoft.com/en-gb/education

Apple Education

A rich set of products, resources and tools for Education from Apple.

www.apple.com/uk/education/

Our Amazing Team

Alan Torrance

Space Unicorn

Gillian McLennan

Glittery Unicorn

Frances Quinn

Magical Unicorn

SWIT Primary Teacher of the Year 2019

Aidan Martin

Sparky Unicorn

Laura Torrance

Rainbow Unicorn

Kirsty Martin

Starlight Unicorn

Sponsors

Our superstar sponsors who make it possible for us to inspire across the U.K. and beyond!

J.P. Morgan, our platinum sponsor.

jpmorgan.com

Contact Us

We are always looking to inspire schools, teachers and volunteers.

Get in touch