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IET Faraday Challenge Days 2020-21

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:

  • 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 to 15 year olds who can take part as individuals, a peer group or a family group.

The challenge will be kept under wraps until you take part, but we can tell you our theme partner this year is Network Rail. The season will start in October 2020 and run right through to June 2021.

 

The National Final is in June

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.

 

Taking part?

Download information packs for the 2020-21 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.

 

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.

Information packs

Option A – For all school hosts, please download the following:

If you are also inviting schools to take part in your challenge day, please download the following:

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

If you are also inviting schools to take part in your challenge day, please download the following:

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 2020-21 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 2020-21

The 2020-21 season of Faraday Challenge Days have already received 366 applications to host one of the 68 in-school events available. But we are very pleased to announce that a number of individuals and organisations have come forward to support events so that we can run even more Faraday Challenge Days. These include Airbus, Jack Petchey Foundation, Keith Thrower, NATS, Network Rail, The Reece Foundation, The Science & Technology Facilities Council and Tesco.

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