PRIMARY and secondary schools across Solihull are being invited to sign up for a competition themed on ‘smart cities of the future’ that will give them access to cutting-edge industry knowledge and the chance to win cash prizes.
Mission: Sustainability is a community programme led by Enzen, a global knowledge enterprise based on the Blyth Valley business Park in Solihull focused on making energy and water more accessible, affordable and sustainable for all.
Following two successful programmes in 2020 and 2021, Enzen is appealing for schools to take part in this year’s scheme, which begins in early March to coincide with British Science Week and will conclude in late May.
Participation is free and schools who register will receive an innovation fund from Enzen to kick-start pupils’ creativity.
As part of the programme, pupils will participate in a series of challenges for Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 themed around ‘building the smart cities of the future’.
The challenges will be a combination of creative, investigative and scientific tasks to see who are the most enterprising and inspired young ‘change agents’ in Solihull.
Entries will be judged by Enzen for their creativity, knowledge and passion.
Winning pupils will be invited to an awards ceremony in the summer to celebrate their achievements, with the top-performing schools receiving cash prizes to spend on science teaching.
Sanjay Neogi, head of UK and Europe for Enzen, said: “We’re passionate about nurturing the potential of the next generation and showing them how through knowledge, creativity and collaboration, they can help make a real difference to the future of our planet.
“Mission: Sustainability is an excellent opportunity for science teachers to inspire pupils about the importance of sustainability, and show them how they can apply scientific principles and ingenuity to solve real-world challenges.”
To register teachers should email: firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, position, school, location and which Key Stage Challenge they’d like to take part in. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 18, 2022.