A chance to test their metal

A chance to test their metal

Secondary school pupils have been challenged to design an aluminium product for the future.

The Aluminium D&T Challenge, run by recycling charity Alupro, sets tasks based on real-life briefs faced by designers, engineers and manufacturers in three categories — transport, building and packaging.

The winners of each category will win a desktop 3D printer worth £600 for their school, plus £100 in vouchers.

An individual designer award with a prize of a trip to Germany is also up for grabs.

Diana Caldwell, marketing manager of Alupro, said: “We’re excited about the range of support the challenge has had from across industry, which has invested a great deal in making the design briefs interesting and rewarding for both teachers and students.”

Free resources containing lesson plans, design briefs, stimulus sheets and guidance are available.

The closing date for entries is December 22.

Click here to access the resources and enter.