The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip (see terms and conditions for details) to the Bournville Factory in Birmingham to engineer their winning design alongside chocolate experts and hear from a real life engineer, plus a trip to Cadbury World, and an iPad Mini. Ten runners-up will win a family ticket to Cadbury World (we are regulars there and they give away chocolate).
Engineering the chocolate bar of the future? That sounds like my dream job you know. Seriously though I have a budding engineer here who’d really like to give that a go. I think his would include some white chocolate and some milk chocolate with maybe something soft, squidgy and full of sugar inside, maybe a marshmallow. Anyway if your kids would like a go there’s a great competition currently running that they can enter.
The IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) is currently running a fun competition supported by Cadbury’s to challenge kids to engineer the chocolate bar of the future – and the winning child will get the chance to go and see their creation being made! The competition is open to children aged between 8 and 16, and closes on the 16 September 2017, so get in quick. You can see full details here: https://www.engineer-a-better-world.org/get-involved/
Obviously the competition is all about encouraging kids (and especially girls) to understand more about the exciting opportunities available in the science and engineering sectors. In fact, it’s one of the IET’s key goals as today’s children are tomorrow’s engineers and they want to encourage them to realise their potential. I guess many kids don’t realise how many areas of life involve engineering and how much fun some of them can be – it can’t get much better than chocolate right?
Disclosure: This post is in association with the IET.