The Rochester Bridge Trust is pleased to offer a donation of £5,000 to support STEM learning, to be granted to one school as voted for by members of the public.
All state schools, colleges and academies in Medway, Maidstone or Tonbridge and Malling are eligible and anyone can vote.
Caroline Chisholm, Education Manager at the Rochester Bridge Trust, explained: “We feel really strongly about the importance of inspiring and educating the next generation of civil engineers because today’s young people will be the future custodians of Rochester Bridge.
“This competition is a way of getting people talking about STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths – and by making it a public vote we hope families, teachers and members of the community will get behind their school and show their support by voting for them on our website.”
All state secondary schools, colleges and academies in Medway, Maidstone or Tonbridge and Malling are eligible for nomination at www.rbt.org.uk/schoolsprize
The closing date for voting is noon on 29 February 2024.
The £5,000 prize will go to the school with the most nominations. In the event of a tie between two or more schools, the winning school will be picked at random from those with the greatest number of nominations.
There’s also another opportunity for schools to benefit from funding, with two different kinds of engineering scholarships for students which also grant a one-off cash payment to the school.
These scholarships are open for application now, for students planning to study A-levels in maths and physics and/or design and technology. Students intending to study for the IB Diploma are also eligible, but must be taking a higher-level maths course. For more information visit www.rbt.org.uk/scholarships