ICE and CIC-ConstructionSkills announce winner of Telford 250 Schools Design competition
Posted: 27th July 2007
Highlands Primary School in Ilford was recently announced as the overall winner of the Schools Design competition run by ICE London and CIC’s ConstructionSkills team.
The competition was launched in autumn 2006 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Thomas Telford’s birth. Teams of between 2 and 6 students from schools across Greater London were invited to plan and design a sports stadium within their own school grounds.
Following an initial written submission, the final was held at the Science Museum in London on June 18 2007. Two finalists in each category were invited to present their model and answer questions about their final design to the judging panel which was made up of Quentin Leiper, President of the ICE, Angus McAvoy of ICE London, Janette Welton-Pai of CIC’s ConstructionSkills team, a representative from the Science Museum and a Science and Engineering Ambassador.
Designs were judged on a variety of criteria including the originality of the design and the engineering aspects plus sustainability and Health and Safety for the older students.
The winning school for the Key Stage 1 – 2 category was Highlands Primary in Ilford while the Key Stage 3 – 4 category was won by Ilford Ursuline High School. Both teams received cash prizes. In addition Highlands Primary will receive a guided tour of the new Arsenal Stadium as the winner of the overall competition.
CIC’s ConstructionSkills team is currently liaising with ICE East Midlands about introducing a similar competition into that region in autumn 2007.
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