Best project nominees of the StarT 2021

In the StarT season 2020-2021, many wonderful children and young peoples best projects took part to StarT competition, from which the jury selected the 10 most deserving project entries as nominees to compete for the International LUMA StarT Award.

Check out the International LUMA StarT Award 2021 nominees listed in alphabetical order by project name below. You can get to know more about each project through learning diaries linked next to each project.

Air in my town

Name of the learning community: OŠ “Miroslav Antić”, Serbia
StarT theme: My LUMA
School state: Elementary school
What subjects have been used in the project: physics, chemistry, biology, informatics, mathematics, Serbian and English.

Link to the project diary

Briefly: The project task connected the problem of air pollution, a problem that gathered the attention of all mankind with the teaching contents we worked on in the classes: physics, chemistry, biology, informatics, mathematics, Serbian and English. By working on the project task, we gained a responsible attitude towards the environment, a responsible attitude towards health, learned to solve problems, cooperate, exchange information, work with data and information, improve digital competencies, develop aesthetic competence and learn how to learn.

Bio Plastic

Name of the learning community: Green Revolutioners, India
StarT theme: Sustainable development
School state: High school


Link to the project diary

Briefly: The project is focused on reducing the adverse effects of plastic pollution. Plastic is a material made to last forever, yet 33 percent of all plastic – bottles, bags and straws – are used just once and thrown away. This plastic cannot biodegrade; it breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces. Students wanted to present our project in the form of a skit as we thought that this could be a really great approach to make people aware of Bio Plastic. Students made sure our skit covers the following important points in a very interesting way: Adverse effects of plastic, Advantages of Bio Plastic and how they made bio plastic at home.

Electronic interactive Silent Carpet for Deaf           

Name of the learning community: Garden of Knowledge Team, Jordan
StarT theme: Technology around us
School state: primary school
What subjects have been used in the project: Science, sport, art, mathmatics, arabic, computer science


Link to the project diary

Briefly: In confirmation of the crown prince’s initiative, “Hearing without Borders”, Garden of Knowlege team wanted to be a part of this initiative, to make these children happy, and they hope to help them try to talk, to let the world hearing their voices. Three girls collaborated in this project utilising their creative thinking and technical skills to enhance deaf ability to speak in an enjoyable, and safe technical method from the damages of electronic screens.

Euch Zitoun 2030

Name of the learning community: Euch Zitoun Primary School, Tunisia
StarT theme: My LUMA
School state: Elementary school
What subjects have been used in the project: Math, Science, French and English


Link to the project diary

Briefly: The story began with Euch Zitoun Primary School’s first project “Euch Zitoun Youtube Channel”, where they made programs and uploaded them on the channel. Among these programs was the documentary “a day of my life”,In which the camera follows a pupil 24 hours , and it made us see how hard lives in our village are. At that point the pupils decided to launch our project “Euch Zitoun 2030” in which we try to make these lives better by making products that can help people earn money in a simple way. and we hope we can make a real change before 2030.

FOR ”YOU” –  SUSTAINABEE     

Name of the learning community: Ari private schools, Turkey
StarT theme: Sustainable development
School state: Middle school
What subjects have been used in the project:
The school have benefited from their Informational Technology lesson in the process of preparing the questionnaires, analyzing the data, preparing the brochures and posters with awareness-raising content and designing the 3D Waste Collection box, which they prepared to collect data for our project, which they mainly conduct at science lesson.

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Briefly: In this project, where the students mainly deal with the production of soft soap from vegetable waste oils, they aimed to increase the awareness of people about “upcycling and recycling”.  

Jewelry designer        

Name of the learning community: Yantian institution of Education and Science Kindergarten of Shenzhen, China
StarT theme: My LUMA
School state: Preschool
What subjects have been used in the project: 

Link to the project diary

Briefly: Children wanted to know whom to make jewelry, how to design the jewelry and what can be used to make jewelry. Based on this, they have carried out the project-based learning, hoping to use community resources to help children to design and make unique jewelry.

Mask Minder     

Name of the learning community: Loreto College Mullingar, Ireland 
StarT theme: My LUMA
School state: High school


Link to the project diary

Briefly: After experiencing the risks of the spread of Covid-19 and the environmental problems caused by people’s ways of storing their used and unused masks, the students of Loreto College Mullingar came up with the Mask Minder to safely and effectively carry masks. The project is a reusable 3D printed Covid-19 mask carrier bag that helps to protect people from Covid-19 and protects the environment. They came up with our idea and made the prototype from recycled materials. The design is 3D printed.

Projekt Neptun     

Name of the learning community: Primarschule Wolfhausen, Switzerland
StarT theme: Sustainable development
School state: Elementary school
What subjects have been used in the project: science, mathematics, construction, geometry, technology, environment


Link to the project diary

Briefly: Once again the news reported the sinking of a cargo ship. Even if the ships do not sink, they are very harmful to the environment. Pupils of the Primarschule Wolfhausen wanted to address these problems and provide a solution: a ship that uses wind and solar power!

The project of exploring Sha Tau Kok river     

Name of the learning community: Yantian Foreign Language Primary School Donghe Branch Shenzhen, China
StarT theme: My LUMA
School state:
Middle school
What subjects have been used in the project: natural sciences, mathematics, languages (German, English), handicrafts.

Link to the project diary

Briefly: Sha Tau Kok River has a long history and we are very interested in it. These 11-12-years old student had an idea about how to protect it and make it cleaner. The twenty students in the team are members of the Project-Based Learning Club from the sixth how your team carried it out. grade, and our instructors are school teachers of various disciplines. Project period was 4 months.

Upper secondary students’ climate calculator for greenhouse gas emissions      

Name of the learning community: Haukiputaan lukio, Finland
StarT theme: Sustainable development
School state: High school
What subjects have been used in the project: Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Computer Science, Geography


Link to the project diary

Briefly: The high schoolers wanted to give young people an easy tool to make climate actions with. They came up with the idea of a climate calculator, where you could mark your climate actions and get points of them. In the project an app was designed and programmed by the students.