By Totton College

in Education

Totton College is igniting a passion for science among young people in Southampton through the launch of an iPad competition marking British Science Week from 10 to 19 March.

It’s part of the technical education providers’ new ‘Love Science’ campaign.

The theme for British Science Week this year is ‘Change’ encouraging young people to consider the changes happening in the world around them; from seasons and climate, to materials and energy. With this in mind, Totton College is inviting all Year 10 & Year 11 school pupils, to submit their ideas for inventions that could have a positive impact on the future.

Designs can range from energy saving household appliances, to clean transport modes to sustainable food production, the more creative the idea, the better. Entries will be accepted in the form of drawings, paintings, models or described through words.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 17 March – entries to be sent to the following address, including contact details:

Totton College
Marketing Office,
Water Lane,
SO40 3ZX

In a separate initiative, the College is inviting Year 11 pupils from a Southampton school, to a free lunch; a college tour and to observe science experiments in the laboratories between 12pm until 2pm on Monday 13 March.

Paul Marshall, Science Teacher at the College, commented:

“We are looking forward to seeing the ideas that come in through the competition. I am hoping the entrants will be imaginative with their suggestions and think outside the box. This is a fantastic initiative, not only because a great prize is up for grabs, but because it gets young people thinking about what is going on in the world around them, and consider better solutions.”

The winner of the iPad competition will be announced during the week beginning Monday 20 March 2017.