The Civils Schools Challenge is being organised as part of NCE's link up with the 1,500 Young Engineers' clubs in schools all over the UK.
The challenge, which will culminate at the Civils 2002 show in Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre next June, is expected to focus on an environmental issue and hook into subjects covered in the national curriculum by pupils from the age of seven onwards.
School students at the UK's 6000 secondary schools will be invited to enter the challenge, hopefully with the backing, support and involvement of teachers and parents. Up to 20,000 school students are already involved in the Young Engineers organisation and is hoped that many of these will take part in the challenge.
Full details of the competition will be available from January with a grand final to be held on the last day of the Civils 2002 exhibition.
Prizes for students and their schools will be awarded at the show.
The Young Engineers organisation hopes to use the challenge to extend the reach of its network of science, engineering and technology clubs to reach another 4,000 schools.
INFOPLUS Civil engineers and companies are urged to get together with their local schools and Young Engineers clubs to ensure that the maximum number of teams are entered into the Civils 2002 Schools Challenge next year.
Exact details of the challenge will not be set until January, however, more information about the event will soon be available.
Email fran. mahon@ For more details on Civils 2002 Call Sally Devine on (020) 7505 6644 or email sally. devine@construct. emap. com or Russell Kenrick on (020) 7505 6882 fax (020) 7505 6699 or email russell. kenrick@construct. emap. com