Young people challenged to use household objects to recreate civil engineering projects

Across the UK, ICE is challenging  young people to recreate civil engineering projects from household items as part of #EngineeringSummer.

A rail viaduct made of Scotts Porage Oats boxes!
A rail viaduct made of Scotts Porage Oats boxes!

Young people across the UK are being challenged to show off their engineering creativity using household objects.

Could you create the Humber Bridge from straws? The Ribblehead Viaduct from K’nex? Whitby Piers from Lego? A Channel Tunnel from toilet rolls? Maybe the Falkirk Wheel from stickle bricks? Or the Northern Spire from papier maché? How about the Tees Barrage from Meccano, Knaresborough Viaduct from food tins, or even Tadcaster Bridge from books – the possibilities are endless!

This challenge is open to all school pupils of all ages and it is an ideal opportunity to explore the creativity, ingenuity, and problem-solving skills that civil engineers use every day.

Check below for your relevant region and the details of how to enter!

North East

To show us you’ve got what it takes to be a civil engineer, simply tweet a picture of your construction, tagging @ICE_NE or tag us on LinkedIn. The civil engineering project should be identified in the text as should the age of the pupil who built it. The young person shouldn’t appear in the picture and no personal information should be given.

Northern Ireland

To show us you’ve got what it takes to be a civil engineer, simply tweet a picture of your construction, tagging @ICE_NIreland or tag us on LinkedIn. The civil engineering project should be identified in the text as should the age of the pupil who built it. The young person shouldn’t appear in the picture and no personal information should be given.

Scotland

To enter, simply tweet a picture of your construction, tagging @ICEScotland. The civil engineering project should be identified in the text as should the age of the pupil who built it. The young person shouldn’t appear in the picture and no personal information should be given.

Yorkshire & Humber

To show us you’ve got what it takes to be a civil engineer, simply tweet a picture of your construction, tagging @ICEYorksHumber or tag us on LinkedIn. The civil engineering project should be identified in the text as should the age of the pupil who built it. The young person shouldn’t appear in the picture and no personal information should be given.

Wales

To share your creation, simply tweet a picture of it, tagging @ICEWalesCymru. The civil engineering project should be identified in the text as should the age of the pupil who built it. The young person shouldn’t appear in the picture and no personal information should be given.

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