Schools at Make the Future Live
We welcomed over 3000 school visitors to the festival on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July. Students had the opportunity to explore how people use and create energy in everyday life through:
- Hands-on activities
- Incredible science shows
- Interactive exhibits exploring what the future of energy could look like
Schools also watched teams battle it out in the world-famous Shell Eco-marathon student mileage competition, an innovative competition that challenges students to make their own ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. Shell Eco-marathon inspires thousands of engineering students to push the boundaries of what’s possible for energy efficiency.
As part of the festival’s educational experience for schools, students could complete an Energy Treasure Hunt as they explored the festival, automatically entering their school into a prize draw to win £1,000 to super-size science learning.
We’re pleased to announce that Rokeby School are the winners!
“We really enjoyed our trip to Make the Future Live! We’d recently covered combustion in class, so the Year 8s loved seeing renewable energy and different types of fuels brought to life at the festival. Winning the £1,000 Treasure Hunt prize tops it off and we’ll be meeting with the new Year 9s in the autumn term to determine how we spend the money, to help boost STEM education at Rokeby.”
Ms Jo Doyle – Deputy Head, Rokeby School
Schools who registered also received a digital Wrap Up pack that includes video case studies for STEM career inspiration and a fun engineering activity to try at home, to help bring the STEM careers featured at the festival to life!
Information about Make the Future festival 2019 will be announced on this website, so please check for updates.
Make the Future Live – 2018 festival highlights
Competitors make their way around the track on day two of Make the Future Live 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday, July 6, 2018, in London. (Ed Robinson/Shell).
A student from The Bright Ideas Challenge experience the SEM car designer on day one of Make the Future Live 2018 at the Queen Olympic Park on Thursday, July 5 2018, in London (Ed Robinson/Shell)
Team members and their cars are lined up on the grid for a group photograph on the eve of Make the Future Live 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in London.
Rachel Riley, TV personality and The Bright Ideas Challenge ambassador, celebrates with this year’s competition winners. The Bright Ideas Challenge invited students aged 11-14 to imagine innovative solutions to power the cities of the future.