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IET Faraday Challenge Days 2019-20

The 2019-20 season of Faraday Challenge Days is set to be our biggest season to date! These events will be aimed at Year Eight (England) and their equivalents across the whole of the UK.

The challenge this year will be kept under wraps until we arrive at your school, but we can tell you our partner this year is Airbus. You don’t need to worry as we will be bringing everything that your students need to complete the challenge with us. The season will start in September 2019 and run right through to June 2020.

The National Final is in July

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 we will be introducing regional finals for the top teams who will then battle it out to gain a place at our 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.

Taking part?

Download information packs for the 2019-20 season of events below. These packs provide you with all of the details required for hosting and/or participating in one of our Faraday Challenge Days so please do read through the information carefully.

Regional league tables

Don't forget to keep an eye on the league tables to see if your school appears, and best of luck to all teams taking part this year.

Option A

For all school hosts inviting schools to take part in their challenge days, please download the following:

Option B

For all universities hosting for six local schools, please download the following:

Option C

For all Jack Petchey Foundation school hosts, please download the following:

State schools in London and Essex are invited to take part in the Faraday Challenge Day season, sponsored by the Jack Petchey Foundation (JPF).

Finalists from each event are invited to attend the JPF Festival for Aspiring Engineers in the summer to celebrate their achievements.

All teachers involved in the programme are invited to attend a STEM development session to learn more about the Faraday programme and the wider range of STEM activities available to them.

Faraday Challenge Day media toolkit

If you are taking part in a Faraday Challenge Day, we want you to shout about it to your local media.

Regional newspapers, radio and television stations love stories like the IET Faraday Challenge Days, because they show local students doing exciting and innovative new things with engineering and technology skills.

Download the 2019-20 Faraday Challenge Day Media Toolkit.

School's badge

Once you have taken part in a Faraday Challenge Day why not download our school's badge. Add it to your school website, email signature or print it out to put up in your classroom!

Host schools 2019-20

The 2019-20 season of Faraday Challenge Days have already received 405 applications to host one of the 68 in-school events available. We are very pleased to announce that a number of individuals and organisations have come forward and offered to sponsor an event so that we can run 210 Faraday Challenge Days. These include Airbus, Jack Petchey Foundation, Keith Thrower, NATS, QMUL, Science & Technology Facilities Council, Tesco, and The Reece Foundation.

The 2019-20 host schools will be shown as soon as these are confirmed. Please do check back to view the list to see if we will be running an event near you.

Northern Ireland & Scotland

  • Belmont Academy
  • Clydeview Academy
  • Coleraine College
  • Cookstown High School
  • Dunbarton Academy
  • Garnock Community School
  • Glenrothes High School
  • Inverness STEM Hub
  • Larbert High School
  • Lasswade High School
  • Lochaber Newton Room, Fort William
  • Mearns Academy
  • St Paul's High School
  • Thurso Newton Room
  • Turnball High School
  • Wallace High School

North England & North Wales

  • Allerton High School
  • Bowland High School
  • Darwen Aldridge Community
  • Ecclesfield School
  • Furness Academy
  • Hawarden High School
  • Hetton School
  • Holy Family Catholic School
  • Honley High School
  • Joseph Rowntree School
  • King Ecgbert School
  • Lancaster University
  • Liverpool University
  • Netherhall Learning Campus
  • Newcastle and Stafford College
  • North Shore Academy
  • Penwortham Girls School
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • St Mary's College
  • St Wilfrid's Catholic High School
  • Teesside University
  • The Academy of St Nicholas
  • The Derby High School
  • University of Manchester
  • Urmston Grammar School
  • Wirral Grammar School for Girls
  • Withington Girls School
  • Wolsingham School
  • Ysgol Dinas Bran

Central & East England

  • Allestree Woodlands School
  • Bedford Academy
  • Bluecoat Academy
  • Bourne Academy
  • Ellesmere College
  • Ellis Guildford School
  • Fullhurst Community College
  • Glossopdale School
  • Granville Academy
  • Haberdashers' Abraham Darby
  • Ipswich High School
  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
  • Kingsbury School
  • Myton School
  • Neatherd High School
  • Nottingham Emmanuel School
  • Ormiston Bushfield Academy
  • Retford Oaks
  • Skegness Grammar School
  • Southam College
  • St John's C of E Middle Academy
  • St Peter's School
  • The Bolsover School
  • The Potteries Museum Stoke on Trent
  • Tile Cross Academy
  • University of Derby
  • Whitley Academy
  • Woodfield Academy

South West & South Wales

  • Airbus Facility
  • All Saints Academy
  • Bishop Vaughan Catholic School
  • Bristol University
  • Castle Court School
  • Chosen Hill School
  • Gordano School
  • Hayle Academy
  • Hugh Sexey C of E Middle School
  • Leweston School
  • Llanidloes High School
  • Nailsea School
  • Oasis Academy, Brislington
  • Plymouth University
  • St Joseph's School
  • The Wellington Academy
  • Trafalgar School
  • University of Bath
  • Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg

South East

  • Barclay School
  • Barnwell School
  • Bay House School
  • Baycroft School
  • Berkhamsted School
  • Bohunt School
  • Brentwood School
  • Christ the King College
  • Dr Challoner's High School
  • Fearnhill School
  • Kings' School
  • Larkmead School
  • Monk's Walk School
  • Oasis Academy Mayfield
  • Queen Anne's School
  • Queen Mary's University
  • Queen Mary's University
  • Sandringham School
  • Seaford Head
  • Sibford School
  • St Edmund's College
  • St John's College
  • STFC - Rutherford, Didcot
  • The Arnewood School
  • The Schools at Somerhill
  • The Willink School
  • Tomlinscote School
  • Trinity School
  • Waingels College
  • Walton High School
  • Westlands School

Jack Petchey Foundation – London & Essex

  • Bentley Wood High School for Girls
  • Billericay School
  • Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
  • Chiswick School
  • Clacton County High School
  • Coombe Boys' School
  • Copthall School
  • Dormer Wells High School
  • Eastbrook School
  • Edmonton County School
  • Ernest Bevin College
  • Fortismere School
  • Greenford School
  • Grey Court School
  • Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich
  • Jo Richardson Community School
  • Kingsdale School
  • Malden Oaks PRU
  • Mayfield School
  • New Rickstones Academy
  • Newstead Wood School
  • Nonsuch High School for Girls
  • Oasis Shirley Park
  • Overton Grange
  • Park High School
  • Park View School
  • Petchey Academy
  • Philip Morant School
  • Queen Mary's University
  • Richmond Park Academy
  • Riddlesdown Collegiate
  • Royal Liberty School
  • Sacred Heart High School
  • Sandon School
  • Sarah Bonnell School
  • Southborough School
  • St Mark's West Essex School
  • St Mary's Catholic High School
  • Swakeleys Girls High School
  • Sweyne Park School
  • The Boswell School
  • The Gilberd School
  • The Leigh UTC
  • The Ramsey Academy
  • The Tabor Academy
  • Walthamstow School for Girls
  • Woodside High School