To start the new Half Term, pupils at Derby Grammar School will be raising standards, and structures, for the House Construction Competition.

The competition is for both Primary and Senior pupils, with the closing date for entrees being Wednesday 17 March.

The theme for this year’s competition: Imagination! Pupils are able to construct anything they live, with any material they choose, it just has to be 3D. Points will be awarded for the best entries in Infant and the Junior School, Years 7-9, and Years 10-13.

Derby Grammar School has a long history of excellent construction, with our DT department being extremely popular. This is highlighted with our successful Formula 24 team, where aspiring engineers and racing drivers of the future participate in the Greenpower racing series which takes them and our racing car, nicknamed The Stag, to tracks all over the country. Formula 24 is open to everyone from Year 7 upwards, the teams are responsible for every aspect of racing, from design to building, maintenance and racing of their electric cars. Find out more about F24 here: www.derbygrammar.org/f24/