There should be a 'A level' age, students special : LUSENET : Scrapheap : One Thread

Any thought of a series for younger contestents (i'm 16). I am a keen follower of the show and would like to enter but am not sure if i'm too young. If I am how about a show (or a series) for contestents our age?

-- Adil Kazmi (, August 29, 2000


We have never really set a minimum age for the contestants. I think the youngest person so far we have had was 19, but if you have got the skills and you can get a team together then we would definitely be keen to hear from you.

Doing a show for a younger age range is a good idea and something we have thought about doing before. However, I'm afraid it doesn't seem to be on the cards just at the moment.


-- Andy Bell (, August 30, 2000.

I think a student special would be a great idea. I`m 18 studying Theoretical Physics in Dublin, and I`d like to think it has some practical application.

-- Joe Fitzsimons (, October 08, 2000.

I Think The idea of a student special is a great idea and we get to see all the young inventers of the future

-- Richard Griffiths (, November 05, 2000.

I said before that there were no plans to make a version for younger contestants. That's changed ('cause there's loads of enthusiasm for it) and it is something we are looking into now. The crew at RDF have been working out how to adapt the format so that it is suitable for younger Scrapheapers.

There's not any more info at the moment. But as soon as I know more I'll post it here.

Bear in mind: this is only something we are thinking about, so it doesn't mean it is definitely going to happen.


-- Andy Bell (, November 06, 2000.

I think it would be brill to get young people onto the show and I would love to be one of them &(I'm only 12!)

-- Ashley Karamucki (, November 12, 2000.

I agree - I would possibly be interested as well (16, doing a-level physics, math and electronics). Any ideas as to what would be different in relation to the "real thing"?

-- Miles Bailey (, November 12, 2000.

yes there definitely should be a scrapheap for a level age people we are both 17 and keen followers of the series and feel we have the necessary skills needed to enter a team

-- Graham Tibbenham & James Hammonds (, November 22, 2000.

This would be a great idea if there was an A-Level scrapheap challenge...everything would be great for my 2 friends and I who have to wait 4 years till all of us are even able to apply for it (assuming that the applying age is 18 of course)... if you can't figure it out... the youngest of our group is 14 and i am the oldest at 15

Team Small Bits...

-- Aaron L. Huggins (, November 26, 2000.

I agree with you Ash, i am only 12 and ilove robot wars and i heard that they are definately going to make a 12-16 year old scrap heap.

-- matt ----- (, December 18, 2000.

This idea is an excellent one. There is nothing quite like a school/college level competition to turn bright sparks into serious engineers.

The 'Micromouse competition' organised by the IEEE demonstrates that this kind of thing can really take off at youth level. (A micromouse is a self-contained robot about 15cm square. It's objective is to find the centre of a 16 ft square chipboard maze as quickly as possible).

The BP sponsored hovercraft competitions were equally successful in their day (don't know if they're still going).

-- Eddie Forrester (, February 02, 2001.

HI my name I like to be call steven and I think there should be junk yard wars for kids I am 15 and love junk yard wars.Please thank about it. Steven Churchville Thanks for thanking about it.

-- Lewis steven churchville 2 (, August 06, 2001.

I am 16 and doing as level desighn and tecnology. My friends and I Have been talking about entering but arn't sure about how.

-- Julian robert cook (, November 08, 2001.

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