We are looking for KS3 (teaching 11-14 year olds) teachers to help shape delivery of the Alu D&T Challenge 2017/18.  Since its launch in 2012, over 1500 students have participated in the Challenge, which provides young people with the chance to discover more about aluminium and think about the future of the industry by creating their own sustainable designs. Entries into the competition are shortlisted, before final consideration before a panel of industry experts with a celebration event and great prizes on offer for the winning students and teams. The competition is designed to be run as either a part of a D&T class, or in a STEM club and provides teaching resources to support those taking part

The resources under review include a teacher booklet, PowerPoint presentation, and sustainable thinking poster. Hosted at http://learningaluminium.co.uk/ the resources were last updated to introduce the 2016/17 competition. They provide lesson ideas to introduce the competition and its concepts, details of previous sucessful entries and further supporting information for students. 

In addition to making necessary updates with information and dates for the 2017/18 competition, we are looking for teachers of Design and Techology, other STEM subjects, or with experience of STEM clubs, to help optimise and refresh the content to encourage more schools to take part and aid students in creating high quality entries for the competition

The review will be held from approxamately 30 June - 6 July. We estimate that the review will take a total of two hours to complete and will pay a total of £70 for each teacher taking part.

We will provide all the materials for you to review as well as templates for your feedback.

Follow the link below to apply. Please remember to state why you are interested in taking part in this review and provide details about your role at your school, the year groups you teach and your involvement with D&T or other STEM competitions. 

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