On the 26th of March, Aquafresh will be launching its Inventors Academy competition, giving schools the opportunity to win £1,000 worth of equipment and a whole class sleepover at the Science Museum.
Open to every primary school within the UK, the competition encourages teachers to focus on the importance of oral hygiene linked to the National Curriculum, whilst bringing fun to the subject with an invention competition.
Nicola Kennedy, Senior Medical Affairs Scientist to Aquafresh, comments: “As the leaders in kid’s oral health we are committed to supporting teachers throughout their pupil’s tooth care journey. We know that tooth decay is an extremely common oral disease affecting children and young people in the UK, so we were keen to come up with an activity that teaches them the importance of oral hygiene, whilst giving them the opportunity to come up with something that makes brush time more fun for all.
“There is already a shortage of technical skills and experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), so we hope the invention competition will be extremely beneficial for schools to incorporate into their lesson schedule to help inspire children to consider this as a career option in the future. From toothbrush maracas to flying toothpaste tubes, we can’t wait to see all of the imaginative entries over the next few months!”
Children will be tasked with creating their very own innovation to make brush time more enjoyable. Using a simple entry form, parents will then be asked to upload their child’s invention to the Aquafresh Inventors Academy microsite, giving their child the chance to win an exclusive sleepover at the Science Museum for their whole class on Friday 6th July.
Teachers are encouraged to download fully comprehensive lesson plans, presentations and materials to share with their pupils and get them excited about good oral hygiene and brushing their teeth. The competition is open for entries for children between the ages of 7 and 11 (school years three to six) from 26th March until 23.59 on 31st May 2018.