Amazon and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are inviting primary school children to ‘Design a Drone’. Naturally this is a good fit publicitywise from Amazon as they continue their drone delivery experiments in Cambridgeshire, but also raises their profile generally with parents across the country.
From the CAA’s perspective, it’s an opporitunity to raise awareness of their ‘Drone Code‘, a simple set of rules and guidelines which outline how to fly drones safely and within the law in the UK.
All primary schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are eligible to enter the competition. Years Two to Five students will be asked to design their interpretation of a delivery drone to serve a humanitarian purpose or improve society, such as first-response medical aid, sending flowers to a loved one who is unwell, or delivering toys to children in need.
The national winner will have the opportunity to tour Amazon Prime Air’s Development Centre in Cambridge, UK where their design will be exhibited for a year. Winners will also be awarded Amazon Fire tablets, gift baskets and cash prizes for teaching resources for their class.
Teachers can register their interest and download competition materials at designadrone.uk/.
The competition runs until 2nd June 2017 and winners will be announced at the end of June.