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Primary Engineer’s annual STEM competition is back!

Primary Engineer’s annual STEM competition is back!

 20 Nov 2023 | views: 56 | Competitions

Primary and Secondary schools register now for the FREE Leaders Award competition, from Primary Engineer an exciting competition that encourages innovation and creativity among students.

Find out more below:

“The Leaders Award competition is open to all pupils aged 3 - 19 and asks the question “If you were an engineer, what would you do?®”. Pupils are tasked with interviewing an engineer, where they get the opportunity to ask the questions that matter to them, before coming up with their own engineering ideas.

They are asked to identify a problem in the world around them and come up with a creative solution for that problem. They create an annotated drawing of their idea and write a letter to an engineer persuading them to select their idea as a winner. Every single pupil who takes part receives a personalised graded certificate, with all entries that are submitted being read and graded by professional engineers. The entries are graded based on the quality of the idea, not the art skills or spelling of the letter. Shortlisted entries are then sent to exclusive judging days where the judges select two winners and two highly commended entries from that region.  

Teachers, pupils and their families are then invited to an Award Ceremony and Public Exhibition where shortlisted designs are displayed, and the winners and highly commended are invited on stage to receive their trophies. University and Industry partners then select a design from each region to turn into a working prototype the following year.

Registering unlocks access to cross-curricular lesson plans, pupil log-books, guides and curriculum mappings to help you teach STEM in your classroom effortlessly.”

To register visit the Primary Engineer webpage.

Registration ends March 2024.

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