THE CHILTERNS association's annual Technology Challenge competition for school children has received more than double the entries this year than when it was first launched in 1998.
The competition is jointly organised by the Chilterns Association and the Bedfordshire and Luton CITB Curriculum Centre. Challenges are set for school children aged 12 to 13 to design mock civil engineering projects. In its first year, the competition saw eight teams from schools in Bedfordshire competing. This year 20 teams will be testing their skills.
Previous entries have included a water pump for developing countries, a desalination plant, a refugee camp, an ECO-house project, a new Tower Bridge and a town centre precinct.
This year, the challenges include designing a cycle bridge, developing an energy saving system for their school and designing a village hall roof.
The prize is a trophy presented by the Buckinghamshire Association of Surveyors which will be presented at an awards ceremony in May.