Local MP launches competition to get kids excited about making it in manufacturing

Mark Tami MP has invited all secondary schools in Alyn & Deeside to enter into this year’s We Made It! competition. The competition invites 11 -14 year olds to submit their design for a product, gadget, gizmo, toy or tool they would like to see made into a real-life prototype.

Commenting on the competition Mark Tami MP said, “I’m very proud to be supporting this great project to inspire young people to turn their designs and ideas into real products. I am looking forward to seeing the innovative ideas of our students here in Alyn and Deeside.

The best entries nationwide will be invited to one of the UK’s Fab Labs, where they will use the very latest high-tech fabrication methods and find out how to bring their ideas to life with the Lab’s experts.

At the end of this year, Mark Tami MP will invite the winner of the local competition to the awards ceremony in parliament where they will have the opportunity to meet the heads of the manufacturing organisations involved in the project and learn how to take their career further.

Mark Tami MP said, “The UK desperately needs more young people who aspire to engineering and high-level manufacturing careers and I welcome this initiative to help students gain a better understanding of how the industry and businesses involved in manufacturing and engineering actually work.

To find out more on the competition pupils can visit the competition’s website: www.wemadeituk.co.uk.