Competition to find new generation of engineers

Over two-hundred primary schools in Oxfordshire have the opportunity to take part in a competition to find the next generation of scientists and engineers.

The Engineering Explorers Competition is being launched to boost science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills in the UK.

Babcock Education and Science Oxford have joined forces to encourage children and young people to get involved in science.

The competition will see children working in teams and thinking like engineers to design and build their own working-model crane.

Amanda Fisher, Director of Education at Babcock said, "Our ground breaking partnership with Science Oxford promises to inspire, generate and drive young minds towards the array of opportunities that STEM issues offer.”