SaniStation Competition

Since the outbreak of Covid- 19 there has been a greater emphasis on ensuring everyone maintains high standards of personal hygiene and cleanliness. This has included the regular washing and sanitising of hands and surfaces to minimise the spread of any infection.

BMW2020 invites your pupils to immerse themselves in the world of manufacturing and to support our regions educational establishments to maintain the highest standards of hygiene. We are asking pupils from year 7 up to year 13 to take up the challenge and design a fun, yet practical, hygiene station that can be used in your school or college.

Project brief
Identify a group/ groups of students to design and manufacture a hygiene station for your school or college. The design should be practical but also fun and interesting in order to encourage students to independently use this upon entry to the building or a designated classroom.
It is down to you to decide how many students take part in this competition. Competition categories are for year groups 7-9 and year groups 10-13.
You may decide one group of students’ works on the project from start to finish or you may wish for various departments to be involved such as art and design, technology, science etc - each taking responsibility for a part of the process.

Registration is open now. A competition pack will be sent to your school or college by the first week of September, this is when the competition begins.
How you deliver and create the end product will be personal to each school or college. You may wish to consider entering the competition as:

  • An after school project group
  • Using lesson or tutor time – chemistry, design, art etc
  • Setting students tasks at home
  • Virtual lessons

Your design and proposed model should be submitted to Rachel Percy by Friday 2nd October – once your school is registered, a proposal template will be included in your competition pack and asks your teams to consider:

  • Where will the station be used?
  • Why you have chosen to locate it there?
  • Who will use it?
  • How/what will encourage people to use it?
  • How much will it cost to make?
  • Are there any other benefits you’ve considered e.g. if it’s kind to the environment, all products are sourced or manufactured locally etc

Roles you might want to consider within your team include:

  • A Project Manager
  • A Design Tea
  • A Finance Tea
  • A Marketing Team

The more engaging your proposal is the more the judges will love it. Entry can be done by video, a short film, webinar, photo and pictures….. it’s up to you!
Judging will take place between 5th – 9th October when 6 finalists (3 from each age group category) will be invited to take part in the grand final on Thursday 15th Oct of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2020.

Judging will be done by 3 impartial judges from industry, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and one of the BMW2020 sponsors.
They will be assessing the following

  • Planning and execution
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Aesthetics
  • Practicality

1st place will be awarded a cash sum of £500
2nd place will be awarded a cash sum of £250
3rd place will be awarded a cash sum of £100

- All prize winners will be connected with a mentor who could help them to develop it in to a physical product.
- All entries will receive a certificate of participation to display in their school or college.

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