At-Bristol Host National Final for School Event
Mon 21 May 2012
After successfully hosting the regional final for last year’s Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Create Sport competition, where school teams compete to design a sports stadium, this Friday At-Bristol is hosting the 2012 final where four schools will be battling it out to become the winner.
Presenting to a panel of expert judges, including Richard Hill (last year's judge and Project Manager for Capita Symonds - the firm behind Wembley Stadium, the new Wimbledon, Manchester United’s and Manchester City's grounds), Trish Johnson (Regional Director of ICE South West), and Chris Ward (Regional Director of the Engineering Development Trust in South West and South East), the students will talk them through their designs.
The schools that have made it through to the final are: Sunninghill Preparatory School in Dorchester, Penair School in Truro, Court Fields Community School in Wellington and Redland High School for Girls in Bristol. They will present their models and posters to the judges, and have already submitted a written project report. The Create Sport competition, developed last year in partnership with Arup and the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), aims to raise awareness of engineering career options among 11 to 14 year olds by challenging teams across the UK to plan, design and construct a model for a new sports venue in their region. By working in a team to find a solution, the competition also aims to develop students’ project management, technical, Craft Design and Technology, communicative, presentation and organisational skills.
The regional final is supported by At-Bristol, the popular science centre and educational charity on Bristol’s Harbourside, and Science Learning Centres. At-Bristol will take the students on a sustainability tour around the centre, having recently won a number of awards for its sustainability efforts.
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