The ambition of the project is to raise awareness, interest and enthusiasm in engineering through the practical application of Design & Technology, Mathematics and Science. As mentioned, the challenge can be undertaken either inside or outside of the classroom or during school time.

The engineering industry requires creative, multi-disciplined individuals who are capable of problem solving through individual tasks and working in motivated teams. This project replicates a ‘real-life' work situation where specialists come together to share intellectual and practical ideals to resolve a complex problem. The challenge is an excellent opportunity for students to work in design teams to gain an awareness and understanding of project management and other key skills, as well as linking with engineering companies who will be able to support your team by acting as industrial advisers / mentors or providing ‘hands-on' support to your project, creating an essential industrial partnership