Ultimate STEM Challenge: A home for nature

Ultimate STEM Challenge

 Thank you to everyone who took part in the Ultimate STEM Challenge 2020-2021!

The 2020-2021 Ultimate STEM Challenge invited young people across the UK to get creative and design a home for nature, using natural and technical solutions, to improve biodiversity in their local community.

The challenge was open to pupils across the UK and judges were incredibly impressed with the standard of entries across primary and secondary age groups. We received amazing entries demonstrating pupil's creativity, imagination and innovative thinking.

 

The winners announced!

'Bee Wild' designed by two pupils at Hutchensons Grammar School in Glasgow were awarded first place prize with their detailed design, focused on attracting and protecting bees. The pupils have won £3,000 to bring their home for nature design to life in the secret garden located in the playground.

Nathaniel and Samuel from Ellel St John's Primary school won the primary runners up prize of £1,00 for their detailed design and research into woodlands. Martha Cass from Wigmore High School caught the eye of the judges with her innovative design turning a car park into a biodiversity haven and was awarded £1,000 as the runner up in the secondary category. 

All the winning entries demonstrated a clear understanding of what biodiversity is, its importance and how it could be improved with their designs. Congratulations! 

         

 

If you missed out on the challenge - don't worry! 

We have adapted the competition so all the resources can be used in class, or set as an independent learning task. The resources are designed to support the science, geography, design and technology and computing curricula. The free resources can be spread across primary and secondary year groups and include easy to use lesson plans, engaging homework activities and video lessons with wildlife presenter, Michaela Strachan.

Primary resources                       Secondary resources