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For the 4x4 in Schools Challenge, Denford Ltd and Land Rover invite key stage 4 students to design and build an off-road vehicle that can be driven around an obstacle course by remote control. The vehicles use electric motors to power all four wheels and must be able to climb 45-degree slopes. Each team is also required to make a 10-minute presentation to Land Rover engineers highlighting the design, technology and business aspects involved. Regional and national finals will be held.

The Web for the Future competition challenges people aged under 30 to come up with ideas for making innovative use of the internet by December 22. The categories are: enjoying the home; enjoying the city; interpersonal relationships. Three winners will receive pound;1,500 each and three months' work experience at O-one Lab (an agency specialising in web projects and technologies). The contest is supported by Macromedia, Reggio Emilia and Modena University.


* More on the Sustainable Design Award from Practical Action! described in TESTeacher on October 14 (page 5) can be obtained by emailing

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