Secondary School Activities

Young Engineers Competitions, Challenges and Activities

Secondary School Activities (11-19)
Making Knexions (11+)
The aim of this new activity is to provide an exciting and useful resource for secondary schools to work with their feeder primary schools which encourages links between schools and students. Making Knexions is a team activity that allows primary students to undertake a project from planing through to construction. Secondary school students can work with the primary teams in the role of mentor. The teams can have set roles and discover how together they can solve a variety of themed design and build activities using K’Nex as a construction tool. Educators receive a full Education Pack.

Link to Making Knexions
Krazy Racers – The Koncept Kar (Secondary 11-18)
Young Engineers are looking for imaginative students to create a unique and wonderful passenger vehicle! The students are tasked with making a stored-power vehicle to set size limitations from suitable materials, the vehicle must include an element of smart or modern materials and technology. Each team builds one chassis and two body shells, one is crazy and wacky the other is futuristic and streamlined. The aim is to show how the design of the body shell makes an impact on speed and functionality. Cool right? For more information please follow the link provided. Don’t forget that Krazy Racers – The Koncept Kar has an educators pack to help you get the most out of this challenge.
Link to Krazy Racers Secondary.
Project Eggs Factor – The Eggtastic Voyage (11-16)
This fun design and build challenge asks teams of pupils to build a model aircraft along a theme of Space Tourism. The aircraft must be safely launched, carry its passenger – the egg – for the greatest flight distance possible and then land. Open to all UK schools, youth groups and families, this challenge tests every part of your engineering capabilities, we don’t want an egg splat we want an eggsemplary landing!
Link to Project Eggs Factor
Young Engineers for Britain (12-19)
Young Engineers challenges students to use their imagination to create, design and develop an original idea for a commercially viable device or system that meets a useful need they have identified. Open to individuals and teams of students up to a maximum of four. The competition is open to school years, 7-13 or P7 to S6 or equivalent. This competition is not open to primary schools or primary school aged students. Closing date 2 weeks before your regional final. With fantastic prizes and opportunities such as an all expenses week long trip to the USA to take part in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Link to YEB
The Renishaw Engineering Experience
Renishaw and Young Engineers have teamed up to offer a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into engineering as a career. Six lucky students will have a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of successful engineering businesses during a fully subsidised five day package of activities. The Experience will include visits to well known engineering companies, service providers and even heritage sites. It promises to be an inspiring and potentially life changing experience, but with an element of fun!
The Renishaw Engineering Experience is open to all full-time UK students aged 16-18 (A Levels, BTEC, Baccalaureate, Highers etc).

Link to the Renishaw Engineering Experience
Intel ISEF (16-18)
Up to three Young Engineer for Britain projects selected at the national final will be asked to represent the UK at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held every year in May at some exciting location in the USA. The lucky students recieve all accommodation and travel free and are able to compete for thousands upon thousands of dollars worth of prizes. This is an incredible opportunity for students over the age of 16 but you have to enter YEB to be considered!

Link to Intel ISEF

The Big Bang (11-19)
The national final of Young Engineer for Britain is to be held at at the UK’s biggest science and engineering fair for students and industry, the next event will be held in March 2012 in Birmingham and will also include the national finals of The National Science and Engineering Competition. The fair is open to visiting schools to take part in various activities and see exciting new technology from industry. An event not to be missed, contact Young Engineers for more information.
Link to BBF
Careers Information

If you are interested in finding out about careers in engineering then please visit the Tomorrow’s Engineers website, it contains valuable free materials for both teachers and students to find out more please click: