The CILIP IL Group’s School Rep, Rebecca Jones, is putting out a call for support with providing school pupils with access to advice and resources so that they can compete in Teen Tech, a national STEM and innovation competition (All information about the competition is on this website).
The competition is aimed at pupils from Yr7-13 and encourages individuals and groups of up to three members to devise solutions to problems that they see in the world. The ILG has started funding the Information Literacy Award that requires the groups to provided evidence that they have used a range of IL skills to undertake their projects. In order to do this we would like to ensure that pupils have the opportunity to have access to resources and guidance, when they need it. (The write up of the event can be found here).
Please could you let Rebecca know if you would be willing to be part of this support network. Teams start the challenge in September and submit in March for judging in June/July. Please could you also let Rebecca know what resources they could use and how they could access them – would it have to be at the institution or is remotely possible. Would it be possible for the teams to ask research questions to a subject librarian or through a link person?
Rebecca would then be looking to set up regional networks that pupils from across the country could access.
Please email Rebecca with any questions of if you are interested in finding out more at this stage!