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.
Closing date for entries: 25 March 2021
Virtual judging: 21 and 25 May 2021 by Microsoft Teams meeting. Please indicate your preferred judging date/time on the entry form.
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 10 June 2021, where the winner will be announced.
|Links to Science Curriculum (England)||Links to the Design and Technology Curriculum (England)|
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)
Corinne Walkley began her career as a print and packaging designer before training and working as a Design and Technology teacher in Leicestershire. Corinne has worked for leading exam company, OCR, for the last fifteen years. Currently she is Principal Moderator for GCSE Design and Technology: Graphics, a Lead Setter of assessment materials and a senior examiner and team leader for the written examination. Corinne left teaching in 2015 to start her own freelance graphic design business and continue with her exam work.
June Murray has worked at the Sense College in Loughborough for over 20 years, and as Principal for the past seven years. As a qualified teacher of students with sight loss in further education, she is passionate about ensuring that people with sight loss have the best opportunities to achieve their potential through education.