Schoolchildren in Olympic design challenges

All secondary schoolchildren across the UK are being invited to take part in a series of science, technology and maths (Stem) challenges focusing on the design and delivery of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Stem Challenge programme, which launches today, features ten challenges, based on themes such as sustainability, construction and sportswear design. The first challenge has been set by the Olympic Delivery Authority and involves the build of the London 2012 Handball Arena.

The Stem challenges are open to any school or college in England, and the deadline for entries for the first challenge is 11 December. For more information, visit

Glue London has recently designed a new website for the Stem initiative.

There have been recent calls from both Design Council chief executive David Kester and Sir Christopher Frayling, former rector of the Royal College of Art, for design to be included as a Stem subject.

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