Tired of sandy sandwiches, pesky wasps and washout school holidays? The Science Museum wants children’s help to come up with inventive solutions to some of British summer’s greatest frustrations.
It’s launched a competition for 8-16 year olds to invent new and creative products that will help us deal with whatever the summer throws at us.
Science Museum inventor in residence Mark Champkins says:
“Your invention should try to solve a problem we face during the summertimein Britain. Could a picnic hamper with a pop up umbrella to shield you from anunexpected rain shower help? Or a sunshade to stop your ice-cream melting inthe sun?
To get started, think about the places you visit when you’re holidaying in Britain and the problems you may face:
at the seaside
in the countryside
on a long car journey
in a caravan
at home in the garden
camping in a tent”
The winner will receive a 3D printer worth £2,000 and see their design created for a new exhibition. Entries have to be in by midnight on Sunday 25th August.
Some of London's universities will benefit from a share of 60 million pounds in investment from the government. UCL and Imperial College London are two of those see the cash. The money will help science and engineering students set up new businesses.