The IET Faraday Challenge Days 2018/19
December 04th 2018

The IET Faraday Challenge Days 2018/19

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) have been working for many years to encourage more young people to engage in the STEM agenda and to consider engineering as a possible career path.

The IET Faraday Challenge Days are cross-curricular activity days covering Science, Design and Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). They are held at schools and colleges around the UK and have proved to be enormously popular with teachers and students alike.

The Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and make solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. The event will be set up and run by IET STEM professionals to give you the time to focus on your students. It is an unbeatable opportunity to switch your students on to the subject you love.

During the 2017-18 season the Faraday Challenge Days involved 480 schools across the UK, with the National Final held at Thorpe Park Resort. The top five school teams from the 2017/18 season received an all-expenses paid trip to the final where they all competed for a cash prize of up to £1,000 towards science, D&T and maths equipment for their school.

Six local schools will be invited to take part in this experience and the IET would like to invite your school to enter a team to their challenge day on 12 June 2019 at Daresbury Laboratory.

  • Students should be 12-13 year olds.
  • Each team will be made up of six students from year 8 (England) & their equivalents.

“The focus should be on students who have made the greatest progress over the last few months or those who would benefit most from this opportunity.”

  • A staff member will need to be available to escort the students for the entire day.
  • Teams and teachers need to arrive at the Laboratory for 9.00am.
  • The day will run from 9.30am – 3.00pm, with scheduled breaks during the day.

The IET will provide the personnel to introduce the Challenge and facilitate the day, and will provide all equipment/materials necessary to run the challenge. Refreshments (drinks and biscuits only) will be provided.

Students will be required to bring a packed lunch and a pencil case, and wear school uniform on the day. Prizes will be awarded to each member of the winning team on the day, and each student taking part will receive a goody pack.

Please note school team places are limited to six for this event.
Email Wendy Cotterill for further information.



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