Just one of the projects we’ve written to get young people enthused with the built environment. This is a really nice project for students and bags them a lovely, shiny SILVER Crest Award – great for their CVs!
Why choose the SOS Casement Park CREST Challenge?
This Silver CREST Award challenge aims to:
- Educate young people about key challenges the construction industry and the environment faces.
- Encourage young people to explore construction to understand the real image of the industry and the career opportunities in the industry
- Show how a variety of skills, including science and mathematics, can be useful for a career in construction
What is involved in the Casement Park ‘SOS’ CREST Challenge?
Set 50 years in the future, young engineers have transformed Belfast’s Casement Park stadium into a Sustainable Outreach Shelter, which is a temporary home for up to 500 people waiting for permanent housing.
Students will be required to complete a newspaper report telling the story of the transformation and celebrating the work of the young civil engineers. Students are to imagine themselves as one of the young engineers and describe what was done to transform the Casement Park stadium into a place where the community can live.
The newspaper report:
- Should be no more than 8 pages.
- Can be presented as either a hard copy or in a digital format.
- Can contain text, images, sketches andwhatever else to sell the story..
- Must include information on water, transport, structures, energy, waste and ground.
At the end of the activity they are asked to produce the following evidence
- A newspaper report
- A site plan (scale of 1cm to 2m)
- A proposal that describes the site plan and identifies how the plan meets the community’s needs
- A copy of the project plan (critical path analysis) that was used to complete the challenge
- Short reflective report from each member of the team