The UK aluminium industry is inviting secondary school pupils to take up the Alu D&T Challenge. 

Schools participating in this competition linked to the Design & Technology curriculum will get free teaching resources which encourage pupils to explore sustainable design and have their ideas judged by a panel of industry experts.

The Alu D&T Challenge sets out to help teach pupils about the material properties and sustainability potential of aluminium.

Young designers are encouraged to realise the contribution aluminium makes to the world we live in through learning materials which show the use of aluminium in a wide variety of applications and products; from smartphones to cars, drink cans to buildings.

The Learning Aluminium website has everything you need to get involved, including suggestions for using the resources in lessons or as part of a STEM Club or homework project.  There is no entry fee and no limit to the number of entries a school can submit.  Schools have all autumn term to work on their entries, which need to be submitted via the website or by post before 22nd December 2015.

The resources and full details of the competition are available online here.

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