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Last chance for Kent schoolchildren to compete to design the future of transport

Contributed by editor on May 11, 2017 - 02:05 PM

 

Young people who are interested in the world around them are being invited to picture the future of transport – and win prizes – in a poster competition.


 




Organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Kent and East Sussex Graduate and Students Group, the competition is open to primary and secondary school aged children, with four lots of Amazon vouchers to be won.



 

Mike Frazer, Chair of the ICE Group organising the competition, explained: “The competition aims to get young people thinking about transport and the world around them and to put their ideas into a poster. Infrastructure is an important – but often taken for granted – part of civil engineering and we believe this will be an eye-opening challenge.”

Children are invited to create an A4 poster demonstrating their idea of the future of world transport. The competition will be split into two categories, for primary and secondary age groups, with each offering first and second prizes of £50 or £25 in vouchers. Highly commended entries will receive a certificate of achievement.

Sue Threader, Bridge Clerk of the Rochester Bridge Trust, which is funding the prizes, added: “This competition is a good way to encourage children to put the lessons learned in their formal education to use in the real world as they think about implementing the principles of civil engineering.

“The Trust is pleased to support the competition and looks forward to seeing entrants’ visions of the future.”

The deadline for entries is 19th May, 2017. The name and age of the entrant must be written on the back of the poster, along with the name and address of their school. Posters should be sent to ICE Poster Competition, 11 The Street, West Hougham, Dover, Kent, CT15 7BB.

The ICE Graduate and Student Group is a voluntary committee of graduates, students, apprentices and technicians covering the Kent and East Sussex region. The group organises meet and greets, training seminars, site visits and professional qualification preparation events throughout the year, with the aim of reaching out to young people. To find out more about the competition, visit http://www.kentandmedwaystem.org.uk/index.php/news/news-article/872/ .

See www.rochesterbridgetrust.org.uk  for further information about the Trust’s engineering education initiatives.

 



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