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My Sustainable Community Competition

7th January 2022

My Sustainable Community Competition celebrates 150 years of the IET
Take on the challenge to design and build your very own sustainable community. From providing shelter and water, to heating, food sources and your economy... the challenge is yours!

Run by EESW STEM Cymru, in partnership with the IET, the competition encourages young people to think about how a whole community could tackle the problems we are facing, like climate change and resources running out.

The Challenge:

You are required to design and build a sustainable community, similar to the community you live. Imagine an open piece of land with nothing on it, a blank canvas, this is where you begin!
Your community needs 150 homes to accommodate the residents, the rest is up to you!

You need your community to be sustainable, that means considering the environment and everything that lives in it. From providing shelter and water, to heating, food sources and your economy, the challenge is yours. Where will the community buy goods? Where will they work? Where will they go for education or if they feel unwell? And finally, how will they get there?
These choices and so many more will be yours to make as you design and create your own sustainable community!


The IET 150 will award the winning entry from each competition class and each age category with a LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Set or LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime Set, depending on the age group.

The competition is now open for entries and will close on Friday 28 January 2022.
To find out more and how to enter, please click IET 150: My Sustainable Community Competition (stemcymru.org.uk)

Good luck!
Mrs Hocking
Head of Technology and Enterprise