Faraday Challenge Days
Delivered free of charge, Faraday Challenge Days are one-day STEM activities designed for Year Eight students (England) and their equivalents (aged 12-13 years).
We run the days in 68 schools and 12 academic partner universities – and further events are available as requested by funders and sponsors.
IET Faraday Challenge Days give six teams of six students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems.
The event is set up and run by our team of STEM professionals, giving you the time to focus on your students.
Students win prizes for themselves and their school
The winners of each event win prizes for themselves and a trophy for their school. The top five teams from across the UK get an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Final in July to compete for a cash prize of up to £1,000 for their school.
Host schools can either:
- enter all six teams from their own school, or
- enter one team from their own school, and invite five teams from local schools to join them.
Each team includes two students from Science, two from D&T, and two from Maths.
If you know of a school local to you who is hosting a Faraday Challenge Day this academic year, why not get in touch and see if you can bag your school an invite?
Please note that the Faraday Challenge Days take place in UK schools and colleges only, but different countries around the world are using Faraday resources to run their own challenge days.