STEM Faraday Challenge

STEM Faraday Challenge

Bourne Academy will be hosting the IET 2019-20 season of Faraday Challenge Days on the 5th February. Bourne Academy will be competing against Spalding Academy and Hampton college in this season. The challenge this year will be kept under wraps until the host arrives at our school, the partner this year is Airbus. 12 students from each school will take part in engineering workshops. They will compete against each other to win. The winning team from each event will take home a voucher for themselves as well as gaining a place on the league table. For the first time this season there will be regional finals for the top teams who will then battle it out to gain a place at the National Final in July 2020. These teams of finalists will be treated to an all-expenses-paid trip to the event, as well as being in with the chance of taking home £1,000 for their school to spend on STEM activities.

We are all excited to take part!

The IET Faraday Challenge Days are one day STEM activities delivered free of charge by the IET. 210 events are taking place during this season. IET Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. FCDs enable young students to experience working as an engineer for a day. At each event teams compete to win a prize for themselves and a trophy for their school. The winners of each event win prizes for themselves and a trophy for their school. The top teams from across the UK get an all-expenses paid trip to the National Final to compete for a cash prize of up to £1,000 for their school. Our school is passionate about giving our students new and exciting opportunities to engage in STEM subjects. A strong UK economy relies on great engineering output, and it is crucial to get the engineers of the future interested at an early age. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) runs the Faraday Challenge Days as part of the IET’s commitment to show young people the benefits of careers within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The IET Faraday Challenge Days are supported by a number of sponsors from the engineering and technology sector.

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