A record-breaking 210 Faraday Challenge Days were planned for the 2019-20 season, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s decision to close schools in March 2020 we had to cut the season short and innovate. Despite this we were still able to deliver a total of 134 events with 320 schools and 4,493 students involved.
The theme for the season was in association with Airbus, with teams being given the task of developing a product which would help Airbus in delivering support to international aid organisations and humanitarian causes with their product either helping Airbus transport aid or help people in times of need.
We also adapted the challenge into a Virtual Faraday Challenge and opened the competition up for anyone between 7 and 15 years, with the option for young people to take part at home, in school, individually or as a group or family. The Virtual Faraday Challenge received 165 entries with 257 participants involved.