28 Apr EPro8 Challenge 2021
Supporting Our Future Engineers
We Can is very proud to have again sponsored the annual EPro8 engineering and problem-solving race for Hastings’ year 5/6 and 7/8 competitors. This is the fourth year of our sponsorship, enabling Hastings’ schools to join the 10,000 students from 900 schools across New Zealand to solve a range of engineering problems in 2.5 hours with the 3d printed kits provided.
We Can sees this as a great way to encourage and support the creative, practical, and innovative young students of New Zealand, while showing them a career path that could include them being our future engineers.
Last year EPro8 launched their Challenge School Kit, available to all schools as a tool to extend children in the classroom, beyond the competition, replicating many parts of the annual challenge series. Many schools need help to fund the kits and we encourage any other businesses out there who want to support practical innovation in schools to get in behind this amazing programme.
Well done to Kelvin Thiele, Andrew Thiele and the enthusiastic students, teachers and EPro8 team!