Free workshops in January 2024 for Suffolk schools as part of Young Persons’ Design Challenge

Architect and TV presenter George Clarke, his charity MOBIE, housebuilder Lovell and Suffolk County Council are inviting the young people of Suffolk to submit their ideas for new sustainable homes and places for the county.

Lovell and MOBIE are offering to hold free workshops in the county in the New Year where students can learn more about housing and sustainable development and the new Young Persons’ Design Challenge.

The challenge is asking young people aged 5-18 to design homes and green spaces for a site in Newmarket that is good for people and good for the planet. MOBIE has run design challenges for young people across the country but this is the first in East Anglia.

More information – Student Design Challenge – Suffolk (PDF)

Entries should be submitted by 22nd March 2024.

Supporting materials for teachers and students have been developed. The challenge is relevant to STEAM subjects, including geography and Design and Technology and to the Gatsby Benchmarks 4 and 5.

Lovell and Suffolk County Council have formed a joint venture company, Edmundham Developments, that will be creating high quality, sustainable homes and communities across Suffolk.

For those interested in the challenge or in attending one of the workshops, please email [email protected]