The Alu D&T Challenge provides free resources to run a variety of design challenges with students aged 11-14, focusing on creating sustainable designs using aluminium. The Challenge has been developed by the UK Aluminium industry, supported by industry experts, to create an exciting Design & Technology resource.
We have created three different design challenges. The challenges are a great way to get students to start thinking creatively and put their design skills to work.
A one person vehicle – focusing on aluminium in transport
A garden building – focusing on aluminium in construction
A new packaging solution – focusing on aluminium in packaging
The 2016/17 resource booklet and information about the competition will be available to download for free from 15th August. Save time and Register now and you’ll be the first to know when the resources go live. The first 100 teachers to register will receive a free classroom poster on the 6Rs of sustainable development – a useful guide for pupils when they are working on their designs!
Running the Challenge in your school
The challenges are flexible and easy to run. They can be delivered through lessons, or as part of an extracurricular activity such as a STEM Club. The following steps outline the process:
Complete our registration form
Download the free Alu D&T Challenge resource booklet;
Read the three challenge guides and choose which one(s) you’ll use;
Print copies of the challenge guides and stimulus sheets for your students;
Deliver in lessons (using teacher sheet 1) OR as an extracurricular activity (using teacher sheet 2). Take a look at the teacher hints and tips for some extra support for either approach.
Please log in or register to access our activity ideas and teacher notes.