The Regional Rail Revival Design Challenge is back!

 

The RRR Design Challenge 2050 will be running again in Term 4, 2021

 

Following the success of the first Design Challenge with Bendigo Tech School in 2020, Regional Rail Revival has partnered with Tech Schools across Victoria to hold the first state-wide Design Challenge 2050. Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong and Gippsland Tech Schools are all participating in this year’s Regional Rail Revival Design Challenge 2050; a team-based competition for school students in years 4-10. Download PDF Flyer

 

Miss the Online Teachers information briefing on August 12? Watch it here

 

What is the challenge?

 

The challenge will ask school students in Years 5 –10 for their ideas on the future of public transport, and to consider the question: 
What does the smart and connected city of 2050 look like?

 

The competition’s themes are:

  • Technology or app-driven transport solution e.g. helping passengers to plan their onward journey
  • Communications campaign e.g. promoting safety by design
  • Product prototype e.g. a revolutionary train seat
  • Building or system design e.g. the railway station of the future.

 

The challenge process

 

Following an Online Starter Session on 19 October 2021, the design challenge will be delivered in schools. Participating Tech schools will offer guided learning hours and mentoring workshops to support the students to develop their idea through a design-thinking approach.

Shortlisted teams will pitch their proposals to a panel of rail experts, who will judge the winners. There will be great prizes on offer for the winning school.

 

 

How to participate

 

Team registrations are now open! To register your students, check the rules below to confirm you are eligible and complete the registration form by 5:00pm October 27, 2021. Please use one form for your class, you can enter multiple teams of 3 - 5 students in one form: RRR Design Challenge 2050 team registration

 

 

RRR Design Challenge 2050: Starter Session Tuesday 19 October

 

The Challenge Starter Session will:

  • Introduce the challenge to students
  • Include a series of workshops led by participating Tech Schools, Rail Projects Victoria and industry mentors to get you ready for the challenge.

 

Session times:

  • Primary School Session: 9:30-11:00am
  • Secondary School Session:1:30-2:30pm

RRR Design Challenge 2050: Starter Session registration

 

Key Dates 

Date

Time

Event

12 Aug

4.40pm – 5.30pm

Online Teacher info briefing Watch it here

16 Aug

-

Starter Day registrations open Register

19 Oct

TBC

Online Challenge Starter Day sessions for schools

27 Oct

5.00pm

Team Registrations Close

18 Oct – 12 Nov

4.00pm – 5.30pm

Online and after-school workshops with Bendigo TS

30 Oct

5.00pm

Primary School Workshops at Bendigo TS

15 Nov

-

Entry submissions due

15-19 Nov

-

Moderator evaluation of entries

22 Nov

-

Shortlisted entries announced

2 Dec

9.30am – 2.30pm

Pitch Workshop for shortlisted teams

6 Dec

12.00pm – 2.00pm

Gala Pitch Final and Lunch

 

 

Resources

 

Teacher Resources

 

 

In the lead-up to the challenge, you can get your students thinking about careers in rail and STEAM with our Design challenge student resources which we will share as part of the Starter Session in October. Participating schools and students will receive more resources as the challenge progresses.

 

More information

Bendigo Tech School
Email: bendigotechschool@latrobe.edu.au
Phone: 5444 7113

 

 

Get in touch

Contact us

Phone:
03 5444 7113
Address:
Level 3, Engineering & Technology Building,
La Trobe University,
Sharon Street, Flora Hill