Contest has designs on the future
Pupils from across the Buckinghamshire area are being invited to design the school science lab of the future for a chance to win £20,000 worth of laboratory furniture for their school PUPILS from across the Buckinghamshire area are being invited to design the school science lab of the future for a chance to win £20,000 worth of laboratory furniture for their school.
Talented young scientists, designers and engineers have just under one month left to submit their futuristic designs as part of a competition run by education interior furniture specialists Innova Design Solutions.
In addition to the main prize of the chance to transform their school with state-of-the-art laboratory furniture, the winning team will also take home a £1,000 prize to share between them or £250 for an individual entry.
The competition, which is open to 11 to 16 year olds, aims to discover how today’s pupils think science teaching and classrooms will change over the next decade or two.
Director at Innova Design Solutions Melanie Laing said: “We’re really looking forward to seeing what students think Buckinghamshire’s school science labs will look like in 20 years’ time.”
The competition is open until Friday, February 27 and a panel of industry and academic experts will judge the entries.
For more information visit www.innovasolutions.co.uk.
Chestnut Lane School pupils Sophie, Rishi, Eva and James with their bronze award from the RSPB for working to look after the environment A SCHOOL received an award for its efforts to look after the environment.
Chestnut Lane School in Amersham got a bronze award from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Pupil James Reyers, seven, said: “We had a plant sale to raise money for the wildlife and we made a pond and put up bird houses.” Six-year-old Lottie Hudson said: “I like respecting the environment, it is interesting and important.”