Regrettably, due to school closures enforced by the January lockdown in England, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 3M Young Innovators Challenge competition.
Many of the Challenges require close collaboration and teamworking which would no longer be possible, and we do not wish to add to the already significant workload that teachers and parents face in moving again to remote learning.
The competition is always a highlight of our year and we are very disappointed that we cannot continue as planned. We look forward to engaging with you again in 2022.
The students’ year group(s) will be taken into account when awarding marks.
Judges will select up to five finalists who will be invited to attend the virtual 3M Young Innovators Challenge presentation event on Thursday 27 May 2021, where the winner will be announced.
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Key stage 3
Experimental skills and investigations; through the content pupils should be taught to:
Analysis and evaluation; through the content pupils should be taught to:
The skeletal and muscular systems
Key stage 4
The sciences should be taught in ways that ensure students have the knowledge to enable insight into working scientifically, and appreciation of the relevance of science to their everyday lives, so that students:
Through the content students should be taught so that they develop understanding and first-hand experience of:
1. The development of scientific thinking
2. Experimental skills and strategies
3. Analysis and evaluation
Coordination and control
Key stage 3 & 4
They should work in a range of domestic and local contexts (for example health, leisure)
John Wright leads projects in 3M to introduce new products – from the germ of an initial idea, through development, to full commercialisation. An engineer by education, John understands the importance of involving all disciplines in product development and encourages both theoretical and hands-on approaches to produce solutions. He involves the customer at every stage of the process, not only to gain clarity on their drivers for adoption, but also to enable iterative improvements that add real value.
Carol Barnfather has recently joined Berkshire Vision as the Children, Young People and Families Worker. Her role supports young people with visual impairments and their families across the county, helping them to develop confidence and live independent lives safely. Prior to this, Carol was a teaching assistant in schools supporting visually impaired children. She is really looking forward to judging the DizTech Challenge for the first time.