Farmvention – a National STEM Competition

Farmvention (when farming meets invention) is a national STEM competition run by NFU Education and aimed at primary school children. The competition runs for the duration of the Autumn term 2019.

There are three exciting problem based challenges that can be entered by individual children or in teams. Each challenge is designed to make children think about the day to day issues faced by farmers and growers in England and Wales as well as the wider environmental challenges faced by the worlds growing population. This year’s challenges are:

  • To design a garment using wool, the wonder fabric
  • To create a street food dish that takes inspiration from across the globe but uses local produce as the star ingredient
  • To design a machine that would be found on a farm in the year 2040

Each challenge is supported by curriculum linked resources created in partnership with the Association for Science Education (ASE) – sign up here to receive your free pack later this month.

There are a host of amazing prizes for the winning schools. Winners will present their ideas at a prestigious event at the Houses of Parliament, as well as winning fully-funded farm visits and much more! All entrants will become certified ‘farmventors’ and receive a reward pack including a certificate and mini prize.

More information go to: www.farmvention.com

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