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    Teachers welcome the launch of 3M challenges

    January 25, 2017
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    Teachers welcome the launch of 3M challenges

    Teachers from 50 local schools gave an enthusiastic welcome to this year’s 3M Young Innovators Challenge competitions at launch events held in Bracknell and Loughborough.

    Teachers welcome the launch of 3M challenges

    Teachers from 50 local schools gave an enthusiastic welcome to this year’s 3M Young Innovators Challenge competitions at launch events held in Bracknell and Loughborough.

    Teachers welcome the launch of 3M challenges

    Teachers from 50 local schools gave an enthusiastic welcome to this year’s 3M Young Innovators Challenge competitions at launch events held in Bracknell and Loughborough.

    • 3M Young Innovators Challenge

      This is the fifth year that the annual Young Innovators Challenge has been run in the Loughborough area, but the first time one has also been organised for primary and secondary schools in the Bracknell Forest and Wokingham districts.

      Representatives from 20 schools attended the launch of the Bracknell competition, which 3M is running in partnership with the organisation Learning to Work.

      Corporate communications manager John Klee said: “We were very pleased with such a good turn out on a cold and dark evening in January. Schools are already showing great interest in the competition and we are expecting quite a number more to be joining in the weeks to come.

      “We know from previous experience with the Loughborough competition that pupils enjoy the challenges and gain a good deal from them – as well as having the chance to win some great prizes.”

      The launch of the Loughborough Young Innovators Challenge was attended by representatives from 30 schools across the Leicestershire and South Nottinghamshire region. Such a high attendance is an early sign that last year’s record number of entries could well be exceeded yet again.

      The challenge is run in partnership with the Loughborough Echo newspaper and the Loughborough Learning Alliance. Reputation Communications manager Rosalind Smith said many schools now regarded it as an integral part of their academic year.

      “They tell us how much they look forward to the start of the competition and getting their pupils thinking about their entries,” Rosalind commented. “From the response we’ve already had so far, it looks like the judges will have a very busy time this year.”

      Find out more about the Young Innovators Challenge