Be inspired by children’s innovations

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2022

UWE Bristol School of Engineering

On Wednesday 6th April – why not visit the Prototype and Play lab in UWE Bristol's School of Engineering, to take a look at some of the intriguing inventions school children have been coming up with.

Children all over the country are currently furiously scribbling designs – all intended to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. They are entering those ideas into the Leaders Award – and thousands of those entries will turn up at UWE Bristol (the Leaders Awards partner in the South West) for grading by our lovely local engineers.

Grading isn’t an onerous process – but is quite the opposite - and we would like to invite local engineers to participate in the process.

You’ll simply be flicking through some drawings and putting the most interesting/credible ideas through to be shortlisted. Whilst being plied with tea and coffee plus biscuits (and maybe cake?!) of course.

Every year grading participants really enjoy the experience and leave feeling inspired and intrigued by ideas such as, solar powered blankets or a variable light braking system on cars.


When: Wednesday 6th April – drop in sessions – come along whenever suits you.

Location: 4Z002 (the Prototype & Play lab) in UWE Bristol’s School of Engineering (Frenchay Campus).

Contact: [email protected] for more information and sign up here – we like to know how many people to expect (for biscuit buying purposes).

You can see the Leaders Award process below – all starting with the challenge “If you were an engineer, what would you do?” Step 6 – grading is where you would be helping out.

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