Mach was! The trades competition for school teams
Although the skilled trades are creative and sustainable, there is often a lack of young people joining their ranks. This motivated Würth, as a partner of the trades, to launch “MACH WAS! (DO SOMETHING!) The trades competition for school teams”. Akademie Würth announced the competition for secondary schools in Baden-Württemberg, along with a small number of selected schools from all over Germany. With the professional support of regional trades businesses, around 1,800 seventh to tenth graders from the participating schools executed 95 of their own craft projects. Würth provided support in the form of EUR 1,000 for each project. After four months of planning, drilling, sawing and screwing, Maximilian Kolbe School from Rottweil took the first prize for a state-of-the-art seating ensemble: a trip to Paris. Second place went to Gymnasium Gammertingen high school for a human table-soccer game. The Munderkingen school association came in third, building a pizza oven for the schoolyard. The special prize for “innovation” was awarded to Grund- und Oberschule Müllrose school in Brandenburg, whose students built talking trash cans. In 2019/2020, the competition will be organized for 250 schools nationwide.