Rock our Future School Competition 2021 – Y5–8

Student competitions and scholarships

Posted: 11 May 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAKd3

The Aggregate and Quarry Association (AQA) has launched our Rock our Future competition for 2021.

It’s a competition we think would be a great opportunity to fit in with the Technology and/or Science curriculum as an individual essay project for years 5-8, and there are great prizes up for grabs: 


  • 4 x $1,000 prizes to each winning school
  • 4 x $100 prizes of $100 to each winning entrant

The scope: Students are to write an essay describing their experiences at a quarry and what they learned.

The brief: Students are encouraged to visit a local quarry and write an essay of no more than 500 words describing their experience at the quarry and what they learnt during the visit.

The competition closes at the end of term 2, Friday 9 July 2021.

You can find the entry form here. Please contact, or phone (0800) 469 272 if you need any assistance in organising a quarry visit in your area.

You can also find more info about past years on our website.

Further information

Contact: Tessa Stretton

 (0800) 469 272