Sustainable Materials – free school resources and competition for Bristol schools

Sustainable Materials – free school resources and competition for Bristol schools

25 Mar 2021

It’s vital to keep students engaged in STEM subjects throughout school and beyond. To support and encourage the next generation of engineers, the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol have developed a STEM pack which can be used to introduce students to sustainability and composites.

The primary school STEM pack explores the topic of renewable energy and tasks students with a fun activity to build their own wind turbine using items that can be found in school or at home. This lesson is suitable for students in years 4 to 6.


Resources are available for teachers and students, including a digital template for anyone wishing to complete the poster virtually from home. 

The NCC are also running a poster competition open to students in KS2 and above, to inspire the next generation of budding engineers, scientists, environmentalists and sustainability policy experts.

The winning individual or team will be announced at a virtual national final in the summer, and once COVID restrictions allow, they’ll be invited to a Science Experience Day at the National Composites Centre in Bristol. They will also receive a remote lesson delivered by an NCC engineer!

Entries need to be submitted by 7th May, you can find more info and apply here.