Our Engineering Future’s focus area is dedicated to inspiring young people to follow a career in the built environment. Alongside partner organisations, we run a number of events and programmes for young people aged 5-16, from hands-on workshops to introduce engineering ideas, through to scholarships and work experience placements for students showing potential in the sector. To ensure as sector we can fulfil our potential to improve lives and communities, we need to support the growth of our next generation of engineers and encourage more young people to join us in the industry.
Our partners at The Smallpeice Trust have developed Think Kits designed to provide educators with a package of tools and resources to engage young people in STEAM subjects. The Happold Foundation and The Smallpeice Trust are looking for new, fresh ideas for the creation of a built environment focused Think Kit.
We are inviting you to submit a proposal for an inspirational, problem-solving and affordable Think Kit. Think Kit proposals should be designed for Key Stage 3 (England Schools years 8 and 9, or equivalent) and should compliment the STEAM National Curriculum. The competition is open to everyone working in the sector, with both individuals and teams welcome to submit ideas.
The Happold Foundation and Smallpeice Trust will work with the team behind the winning proposal to refine this, before producing the Think Kits and distributing these to schools across the UK free of charge.
The deadline for entries is 1st April 2018.
To find out more about our work with school-aged students, please visit our Engineering Futures focus page.