Competition open for kid’s inventions, from home or school

The Leaders Award hold an annual competition where they challenge school children across the UK, of all ages, to design inventions in answer to the question – “If you were an engineer, what would you do?”

And now they have opened the competition up to entries, not just from schools, but also for individual entries from kids stuck at home.

They’ve also postponed the deadline to 10th September to give you plenty of time to come up with ideas.

Register on the website to take part, plus get access to home-learning resources and inspirational interviews by engineers.

Use these vids to get your kids thinking, then selecting a problem to tackle, brainstorming ideas to solve – and finally – picking a solution they want to enter and drawing it out, with as much explanation as possible on a piece of A4 paper.

Rainee the rain catcher (below) is an example of last year’s winning invention by a Year two pupil from Headley Park Primary:

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