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All the information you need to take part in a challenge this season.

IET Faraday Challenge Days 2021-22

The 2021-22 season of Faraday Challenge Days has the following options available:

  • Faraday Challenge Day - Challenge Leader-led (FCD-CL)
  • Faraday Challenge Day - Teacher-led (FCD-TL)
  • Virtual Faraday Challenge

The Faraday Challenge Day events will be aimed at Year Eight (England) and their equivalents across the UK and the Virtual Faraday Challenge will be open to 7-15-year olds who can take part as individuals, a peer group or a family group.

Our theme partner this year is The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM). See information on all our programme supporters for the 2021-22 season.

The Challenge Leader-led Faraday Challenge Days and Teacher-led Faraday Challenge Days both allow you to take part in a Faraday Challenge Day in school and form part of the National Faraday Challenge competition. Find out more on how you can enter your school.

The Virtual Faraday Challenge is open for anyone between 7-15, young people can do this at home, in school, individually or as a group or family. This will be available via the website from September 2021 until July 2022. It is not part of the National Faraday Challenge competition but there are prizes to be won.

The National Faraday Challenge competition and National Final

The winning team from each event will take home a voucher for themselves as well as gaining a place on the national league table. The top 5 teams at the end of the season will be treated to an all-expenses-paid trip to the final, as well as being in with the chance of taking home £1,000 for their school to spend on STEM activities.

National league table

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the national league table to see if your school appears, and best of luck to all teams taking part this year!

Taking part?

If you are taking part in a Faraday Challenge Day this season you will be sent all the information needed for the Faraday Challenge Day in the run up to your event. 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. Below you will also find the Faraday Challenge Day media toolkit and the Faraday Challenge Day school’s badge.

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.

Faraday Challenge Day 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 2021-22

The 2021-22 host schools will be added here as they are confirmed.