IET 150: My Sustainable Community Competition

We’ve launched a competition for children aged 7-14 across the UK, where they can develop a sustainable community for up to 150 homes to be in with a chance  of winning the amazing new LEGORegistered Education SPIKETm set!

Find out more... It is safe to say that sustainability and climate change are on everybody’s agenda and while us adults are now trying our best to do our bit for the planet, the main driving force behind the future is our younger generation!

To help encourage these future difference makers, we have created the IET 150 Sustainability Community Competition, in partnership with Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) as part of our 150th anniversary. We are asking young people from across the UK to consider their community response to sustainability and climate change, all while having fun! So, if you have any mini eco-warriors at home, between the ages of 7-14, who will want to be involved then here is the challenge.

We want them to put their engineering hats on design and build a sustainable community, perhaps like where they live now, but right from the very beginning – a blank canvas! The only thing it should include is 150 homes for people within the community to live in, then the rest is up to them, keeping in mind the sustainability of their community. They can think about a variety of factors, from providing shelter and water, to heating and food sources, to the community’s economy and jobs for the people, to schools and doctors. So, let their eco-minds get creative and invent the community of the future.

And they can make their own sustainability community on their own or if they want to get their friends involved. Entries can be as individuals, small group of up to 10 people, or a large group with over 10 people. Sometimes more heads are better than one! There will also be two classes for each category – Class 1 (ages 7-10) and Class 2 (ages 11-14).

The deadline for our Sustainable Community Project is not until Friday, 28 January 2022 so why not get creating with them at home during the summer holidays. Or even visit some other communities to get some inspiration? All in the name of research, of course!

The prize for the best sustainable community in each category are the educational, yet amazingly fun LEGORegistered Education SPIKETm sets.

To find out more and download resources and briefing guides, visit the competition page today.