Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?

Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?

The David Clark Prize is awarded to an exceptional UK based primary, secondary or FE teacher who has gone the extra mile in inspiring young people to consider engineering as a profession and career.

As well as becoming a fellow of the ERA Foundation, the winner of the David Clark Prize will receive a personal award of £2,000 (i.e. with no restrictions on use) and a further £3,000 for the school or college to be used to further promote engineering.

If you know a teacher who has gone above and beyond what is required in the teaching syllabus, with a track record of showcasing real-world engineering to students, take a look at the assessment criteria below.

  • the vision offered for engineering
  • level of creativity shown  in shaping their work with young people
  • the success that the teacher has had with young people (both in terms of numbers reached and the difference this has made to them)

Evidence to support the nomination should be drawn from work that has been done over the last five years i.e. since September 2012, although the Foundation will consider nominations where the case is based on a sustained contribution over a longer period.

To nominate a teacher, download the application form and email it to with the subject line DAVID CLARK PRIZE.

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 15 December 2017.

Successful nominations will be invited to the ERA Annual Lunch in London on 9 May 2018.


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