Enter the Go Construct Minecraft Buildathon competition to plan and build an environmentally friendly and sustainable structure with prizes to be won courtesy of Microsoft.
What is it?
To support families at this difficult time, CITB wants to give primary school pupils and their families the opportunity to engage in an exciting and interactive competition.
Using Minecraft Education Edition, families can come together as a team and use construction skills to design and build a winning structure that is unique, sustainable and environmentally friendly all the while having fun indoors.
Who is it for?
The competition is open to pupils ages 5 to 12.
Families are encouraged to join in with the design phase of the competition; however pupils must do 100% of the building in the Minecraft world.
What do you need to enter?
You will need to have the Minecraft Education Edition app installed on a desktop/laptop (Windows 10 required) or Apple iPad.
You can log in using your school’s Office 365 Education account details. See ‘Additional Information’ if you need help getting started.
Are there prizes?
Prizes will be awarded to 1st place winners of each regional competition courtesy of Microsoft.
There will also be a national final held for all competition winners.
When is the competition?
We are holding a total of 6 competitions allowing you to choose a date that works for you.
Each competition is the same, with winners announced after each competition.
Winner: Gabriel Walsh, Year 4, St Marys RC Primary school, Cardiff.
England and Scotland
Winner: Alice Francis, Year 4, Bishop Wood C of E Junior School, Tring, Hertfordshire, England.
Wales (11th - 15th May)
Winner: Zac Allsop, Roath Park Primary School, Pen-Y-Wain Rd, Cardiff.
England and Scotland (18th - 22nd May)
Winner: Oscar Stockdale, Oldfields Hall Middle School, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
Wales (15th - 19th June)
Launch webinar: 15th June
Winners announced: 24th June
Wider UK (22nd - 26th June)
Launch webinar: 22nd June
Winners announced: 1st July
Think you have what it takes to challenge contestants across the UK?
Entering is easy and you can work remotely to design and build a structure. We encourage family to support the build - but not take over!
You will be a ‘Construction Professional’ and along with your family, will need to explain and show:
The inspiration behind the project and explain how it will help the environment by using as many natural resources as possible.
Why your chosen blocks were the right materials to construct your project. A minimum of 3 different blocks must be included in your explanation.
A design that aligns with the finished build. The design must be drawn using a ruler and have a key to inform of any icons or colours represented in the design. This can be made up of a maximum of 2 x A4 pages (back & front if needed) or you may use any platform to create your design but the final design must be turned in to a PDF formatted file.