Makewaves is a safe social platform allowing children to learn, create and display their achievements.

Transform your pupils’ learning in an innovative way through the introduction of badges via an online learning platform.

Simple to setup and with powerful results.

Makewaves has enabled greater engagement from the kids in their learning, a growth in independence, a love of collaborating, an excitement about having an online presence.

Sam Gamblen - London Christian School

The use of the Makewaves site allows all our students, regardless of academic ability, the opportunity to create content in a safe educational environment.

Beth Smith - Catmose

Organisations we work with

For Young People (Makers)

Young people can take part in fun learning missions created by Teachers and high profile partners and earn rewards for their work. We make it safe to share blogs, videos and photos with friends, family and the Makewaves community.

For Teachers (Publishers)

Transform your curriculum with Makewaves badges. We give you the control you need to deliver and manage learning online. Track progress, give feedback and support students of all levels. Easily capture learning across formal and informal settings via web, mobile or tablets.

Partners (we call you Mission Makers)

Organisations can create Missions at a national scale and enable teachers to engage with your topic and issue awards on your behalf.

For Parents/Carers

Parents/carers can be assured their child is part of a secure moderated community. They can follow their child's learning journey, provide encouragement and receive updates from the school to their mobile.

Mission Makers

Mission Shakespeare

Mission Shakespeare is the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's new digital offer to extend children's learning beyond Shakespeare Week. Children can participate in a series of interactive and cross-curricular online challenges, inspiring them to learn about the work, life and times of William Shakespeare.

Take this Badge Mission
Visit this site

I thought the Shakespeare badges were terrific...we enjoyed the new badges and look forward to more great content from Makewaves!

Makewaves Community Member

Astro Challenge with Tim Peake

Six STEAM missions created with amazing partners designed to inspire the next generation of young space cadets by Tim Peake's very own mission to the International Space Station. Over 10,000 missions completed so far!

Take this Badge Mission
Visit this site

Great partners! We've loved delivering our badges with Makewaves!

Unlimited Space Agency @unspaceagency

Know your health with Public Health England

From stress busting to Flu Fighters, seventeen badges have been created to actively learn how to look after yourself and others.

Take this Badge Mission
Visit this site

We talk a lot about 'integration' or joining things up between health and other services. The digital badge concept and the Makewaves team are making this happen.

Kath Evans @NHSEngland

Young Carers

A four year programme led by the Children's Society working with young carers across England to build confidence and recognise their achievements.

Take this Badge Mission
Visit this site

Makewaves is an amazing platform, it has enabled young carers to achieve so much more than they ever thought they could and utilise the skills they learn through them in their local area.

Luella M @childrensociety

Community Badge Examples

The Ancient Greeks

Jones 795210

Snowfields School

Show your knowledge and understanding of the Ancient Greeks by completing the tasks set. Each task must be submitted as a post, and include text, images and where possible web links to resources you used. For the art task, you must show a photo of what you have created.

Ancient Greeks Evidence

Scratch Badge #1


Kestrel House

Year 5 - Science Unit 1 - Autumn Term. Complete the activites below to earn your first in a series of Science badges. you will have to work both independently on some tasks as well as collaboratively to complete this badge mission! Good Luck and we look forward to seeing your evidence.

Scratch Evidence

Mathematician Lv.1


Vestal Badges

You are well on your way to being the next mathematical genius. You can add and subtract like it's nothing! Take a picture of a math homework assignment that you have completed and have received back with an A check mark or a similar mark of completion made by your teacher.

Mathematician Evidence

Graphic Artist


Colmore Schools

You've earned the Graphic Artist Badge! To earn this badge you were able to make a piece of art on the computer and upload it as evidence. This work will enable you to earn your Graphic Artist badge and show off your design skills to your peers! Let's see what you can do!

Graphic Evidence
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