Build To The Line

The Design and Construction Challenge for age 8-11

Build To The Line

Build To The Line is a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) education programme from the Learning Partnership that aims to engage and educate young people aged 8-11 years in new ways of design and engineering thinking.

We live in an engineered world and new engineering ideas and solutions will be needed for future challenges and opportunities in areas such as energy, food, transport and housing. We need to apply approaches to design and engineering that embody the key principles of sustainability and low environmental impact. Future engineers will need to rethink the materials they choose and their sources. Efficiency will also be a key consideration in the design process to maximise scarce or valuable resources.

 The Association is able to offer a 10% discount on the entry fee for members to get a class pack of materials and entry into the programme.

Beginning with cardboard as material, the Build To The Line programme offers a wide range of design challenges and virtual competitions for students and classes to engage with.

Team and class organisation
Build To The Line is a team based programme of challenges. A class pack can support five teams of around 5-6 students with each team having a limited number of parts they can use for tackling a challenge.
For this entry fee the school will receive:

  • 10 Pozidrive No 2. Stubby Screwdrivers
  • 240 Plugs
  • 120 Screw Eyes
  • Medium Weight Cotton Twine/String
  • Canary Knife
  • Slice Knife.

The registration fee also covers all teaching materials to support the competition and a school STEM collaboration area

Once your registration purchase is complete you will be invited to join the competition. Simply follow the instructions to complete your registration. The Bridge Building Challenge Guide can be found at

Details of the members' offer are available in the resource shop.

A Whole School pack is also available.

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Design and Technology (D&T) is the inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which prepares all young people to live and work in the designed and made world.

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