Current season

2020-21 season

The 2020-21 Faraday Challenge theme partner is Network Rail. The season will start in October 2020 and run right through to July 2021.

The 2020-21 season of Faraday Challenge Days has been adapted to the following formats so that given the circumstances, we can offer you more ways to get involved this year:

  • Teacher-led Faraday Challenge Days
  • Virtual Faraday Challenge

The Teacher-led Faraday Challenge Days allows you to run a Faraday Challenge Day in school and forms 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 is available via the website until July 2021. 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 winners of each Faraday Challenge Day will win prizes for themselves and a trophy for their school and gain a place on the national league table. The top teams from across the UK will get to go through to the National Final at the end of the season to compete for a cash prize of up to £1,000 for their school to spend on STEM activities.

Taking part?

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

National league table

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

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 2020-21

The 2020-21 host schools will be added here as they are confirmed.