This summer, Aldi, Team GB and Paralympics GB are challenging pupils aged 5–14 to design an Aldi lorry that inspires the UK to enjoy healthy, sustainable food. The winning hand-drawn designs will be featured on real Aldi lorries which will travel across the country for everyone to see!
The competition, which is open until Friday 23 June, is part of Aldi, Team GB and Paralympics GB’s award-winning school initiative, Get Set to Eat Fresh. Get Set to Eat Fresh encourages pupils to develop a love and curiosity about healthy and sustainable food, and give them the knowledge and skills they need to cook nutritious and low-cost meals for themselves.
Designs will be judged by a panel featuring representatives from Aldi, Team GB and Paralympics GB, and Olympic and Paralympic athletes, including weightlifting silver medallist Emily Campbell and judo gold medallist Chris Skelley, who will select one winner for each of England, Wales, and Scotland.
As well as getting to see their lorry design come to life, the first prize winners will also win £1,000 for their schools, £100 Aldi vouchers, a goody bag from Team GB and ParalympicsGB, and Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes will visit their school to share the good news! Runner-up prizes are also available in each of the regions, with the pupils in second place winning £750 for their school, along with a £50 voucher and a goody bag, while those awarded third place will receive £500 for their school and a £25 voucher.
Jemma Townsend, Marketing Director at Aldi, said: “The Design a Lorry competition is part of our collaborative efforts with Team GB and ParalympicsGB to promote healthy eating among young people.
“We’re looking forward to receiving a diverse range of entries and are excited for participants to learn more about the advantages of eating a nutritious diet through the competition.”
Tim Ellerton, Commercial Director at Team GB said: “We’re really excited to be bringing our Design a Lorry competition with Aldi back for a second year! It’s a great opportunity for school pupils to get involved with, helping to inspire them to feel passionate about fresh, healthy food by bringing it to life in a creative way.”
Jenny Seymour, Commercial Director at Paralympics GB said: “This competition offers a great chance for students to be recognised for their creativity, whilst also encouraging and motivating them to eat healthily. We’re proud to be involved and can’t wait to see the final designs.”
The Design a Lorry competition is part of Aldi’s partnerships with Team GB and Paralympics GB. It also forms part of their long-running Get Set to Eat Fresh education programme that aims to inspire young people aged 5-14 to eat healthily, and has so far reached over two million children across the UK. The competition is supported by new Get Set to Eat Fresh resources that offer curriculum links to Art, Design & Technology, PSHE/Health and Wellbeing and sustainability.
Teachers can introduce the Design a Lorry competition through dedicated, flexible lesson resources, including a video with athletes Emily Campbell and Chris Skelley to introduce the competition. The lesson plans includes a series of adaptable activities, such as a fun food quiz to understand what healthy, sustainable food means to their students and exploring how to use Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes’ success to create change.
A previous competition to Design a Lorry for Aldi took place in 2021 and had over 24,000 entries. This year will be even bigger and better, with individual winners from England, Scotland, and Wales, so be sure your pupils don’t miss out on all the fun, while they are learning more about how to eat healthily and sustainably!
Alongside the Design a Lorry competition, Aldi, Team GB and Paralympics GB’s Get Set to Eat Fresh programme offers a series of teaching resources to educate children about nutrition and build their love and curiosity about healthy, sustainable food. It can be accessed at www.getseteatfresh.co.uk.
Schools and parents can enter the Design a Lorry competition at www.getseteatfresh.co.uk/resources/designalorry.