Creating Engineers - K'nex Challenge

Creating Engineers - K'nex Challenge

Glasgow Science Festival has been organising the K'nex challenge in the West of Scotland since 2002, with a relaunch of the contest as 'Glasgow Science Festival - Creating Engineers' in 2012. Open to primary 5 and 6 pupils across the west of Scotland the contest gives pupils a chance to demonstrate their creative design skills by solving engineering challenges using the construction toy K'Nex.

The Competition is designed to engage pupils in Engineering and Science in a fun context, helping them make informed career choices for their future.  The initial stages use a 'Cluster Model', encouraging prmary schools to work together with their local secondary and includes chances for primary pupils visit their local secondary school and Further Education Institutes. 

The 2016 contest saw 7936 pupils from 218 primary schools across the West of Scotland compete over four stages to find the winning team from Lainshaw Primary School (Stewarton Academy Cluster) Ayrshire.  To find out more about last years competition please see the link below or download the Creating Engineers report 2016