GSF Creating Engineers

GSF 2021: Glasgow Connects Bridge Building Challenge

Glasgow Science Festival has run our Creating Engineers competition for nearly two decades. The annual competition invites over 12,000 primary 5 & 6 pupils across the West of Scotland, to apply their teamwork, construction skills and imagination to various engineering-based challenges. Pupils work in pairs and compete through four rounds to become the GSF Creating Engineers champions. COVID restrictions mean we haven't been able to run the competition this year so instead, we invite you to take part in our classroom challenge! 

The Challenge

The theme for GSF21 is Glasgow Connects. Celebrating Glasgow’s role in COP26. Our festival theme and this challenge are a nod to the importance of making connections and building bridges with other countries to achieve COP26s objectives. It’s also linked to the building of a new active travel bridge beside the Riverside Museum. Connecting Partick and Govan across the river Clyde. 

So we want you to:
- Build a bridge to span the Clyde
- Suitable for active travel
- Allow large ships to travel up river

Download our GSF2021 Creating Engineers Challenge Pack for all the info. 

GSF2021 Glasgow Connects Creating Engineers Challenge 

Share your bridges with us on GSF social media and tag us using #GSFCreatingEngineers and #ScienceOnTheSofa

Additional info for schools:
- All schools who take part and register with us will receive a classroom challenge certificate 
- Schools in the competition catchment area and target age range (P5 & 6) can register with us to receive the classroom certificate and pin badges for the pupils
- Full details are provided in the challenge info pack 


First published: 1 September 2020