What will cities look like in 2050? How will they be powered to be vibrant, healthy and clean places to live? That’s the question Shell is posing to students in S1 and S2, through The Bright Ideas Challenge, their new cross-curricular schools competition.
Teams will have to use their problem-solving skills and creative thinking to imagine innovative solutions to the energy challenges faced by future cities.
You don’t have to register and there’s no limit to the number of teams a school can enter – so encourage as many students as possible to get involved! One Scottish team will receive £1,500 to super-size STEM teaching at their school, a tablet computer for every team member and funded trips to Make the Future London – a four-day festival of ideas and innovation, hosted by Shell and taking place June 30 to July 3, 2016. At the national final, one school will be crowned champion, receiving a total of £5,000 to support STEM teaching. With these prizes on offer, there’s every reason for schools to think big!
Shell have provided teachers with pretty much everything they need to run the Challenge, including a Teacher Toolkit packed full of education resources. Alongside this, there is a Student Workbook, introductory Challenge video and hands-on engineering activities. Using the key themes in the Teacher Toolkit, students can complete their entries in as little as 2.5 hours, so anyone can still get involved!
The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 29th April. Download the resources, find out about the national, regional and student prizes by clicking here. Terms and Conditions apply.