13th October

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  • BPs Ultimate STEM Challenge 2020 focuses on wearable tech with students designing a wearable product, whether it be clothing, jewellery, smart watches, headsets or any other wearable that provides a solution to a real life problem. The design competition is open to for 9 - 14 year olds and has a closing date 14th Jan 2020. There are loads of resources targeted at both primary and secondary level that may be of use even if you aren’t entering the competition, including ones on materials, energy, sustainability and careers. 
  • Article with 4 videos that might be useful for discussions around ethical fashion. Make sure you watch the videos first to be sure they are suitable for the group you show them to as some include images of the Rana Plaza collapse and the John Oliver one makes some powerful points but includes bad language and satirical humour.
  • The British Plastics Federation has launched a free online tool called PackScore for packaging designers who want to be more sustainable in their use of plastic. Designers are asked a set of questions about their packaging design, giving it a rating from A to F, along with ideas on more effective uses of resources. It’s a pretty basic tool but it may be useful for A level students in particular to use to reflect on any packaging designs they are doing. 
  • If you are in the Lancashire area the first British Textile Biennial from 3rd October - 3rd November is worth a look. There are a range of events, exhibition and workshops taking place in across venues around Blackburn, Accrington, and Burnley to spotlight and celebrate the textiles industry from its history and manufacturing, to its use as vehicle for protest and identity. Events include an Adidas exhibition in Blackburn’s Cotton Exchange featuring over 1200 pairs of rare trainers. 

Product in a Tin Competition

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