The new school year has barely begun but already the clock is ticking for Worksop pupils.
Energy giant E.ON is reminding all secondary schools pupils that there’s not much time left to enter its nationwide competition, aimed at inspiring young people to take up science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
Pupils aged 11-16 years from schools across Worksop are being invited to write, produce, record and submit a 60-second radio commercial all about STEM subjects.
The goal of the advert is to encourage other youngsters to become more interested in these areas, and pupils are being challenged to create an ad with standout appeal that is fun, creative and engaging.
The winning team’s entry will have its commercial professionally produced by major broadcasting company UTV Media.
The advert will then feature on E.ON’s social media channels, including YouTube and Facebook.
“As the new school term begins we’d like to remind pupils from secondary schools across Worksop to help us spread the word about how important STEM subjects are and create their 60-second radio ad,” said Billie-Jean Poole, senior community relations executive at E.ON.
“We’re keen for any creative local pupils to get recording and can’t wait to hear their entries.
“Many of the workshops that we run in secondary schools are aimed at enthusing pupils about STEM subjects.
“We hope that by running this competition, we’ll engage pupils in a fun way and they’ll help inspire others to get involved in these subjects and enjoy the possibilities they can bring, both at school and within their future careers.”
E.ON has teamed up with ucreate to run the competition and to provide youngsters with a work-related introduction to the tools of the media.
“We’re excited to be teaming up with E.ON to promote STEM in an innovative and creative way,” commented Adam Stebbing, community partnership operations manager at ucreate.
“We look forward to receiving all the entries and wish the schools good luck.”
The competition is open for applications until 5pm on Friday, September 25 and interested teachers should visit ucreateproject.com or call 01925 251876 for more information and for full terms and conditions.
To register their school, teachers should visit ucreateproject.com/sign-up-to-ucreate/.
Pupils will need to record their commercial using any of the following methods: USB Microphone (PC/laptop/Mac), mobile phone, iPad/iPod/tablet or school radio studio
The competition forms part of E.ON’s broader activities aimed at inspiring young people to get involved in STEM and to consider STEM subjects as possible career options.