This is a sponsored article on behalf of ICE.
We all know some really smart kids — the kind that are so darned clever, they'll probably invent something that changes the world one day.
Well, now's the time to really let them shine — with a London-based competition that's so exciting, we're jealous that we're too old to enter it ourselves...
What's the deal? #ICanEngineer is a competition from ICE — aka the Institution of Civil Engineers — that's asking school kids to design a new London train station. Pretty cool idea, no?
To be clear, the station won't actually get built (as sweet as that would be). HOWEVER, this is a beautiful chance for kids to turn school knowledge into practical knowhow. They'll learn the power of problem solving, collaboration... AND get to meet real-life engineers.
In fact, the #ICanEngineer competition is a great way to open doors to the engineering world, and even forge futures in the industry. Perhaps one day, some of the same minds will be working on Crossrail 4 or HS6.
Whether you're a proud parent, teacher, uncle, nan... make sure the kids in your life know about this unique opportunity!
How do kids enter the comp?
The #ICanEngineer competition is for secondary school pupils between 12 and 15 years old (school years 8-10). It's absolutely FREE to take part. They just need to be at a school that's in a London borough. Just follow the link. Simple.
Are you a parent, guardian or teacher interested in getting kids involved? Email ICanEngineer@ice.org.uk for more details. ICE can even arrange a school visit/workshop.
The deadline for entries is 24 January 2022. So start spreading the news!