Apply now to host IET Faraday Challenge Day

 May 08 2017

Application Closing Date: Friday 30th of June 2017

Delivered free of charge by the IET in 68 schools and 12 academic partner universities - as well as further events available as requested by funders and sponsors - the Faraday Challenge Days are one day STEM activities designed for six teams of six students. Our 2016-17 season's Challenge Days are designed for Year 8 students (England) and their equivalents (aged 12-13 years).

IET Faraday Challenge Days give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. At each event teams compete to win a prize for themselves and a trophy for their school.

The event is set up and run by IET team of STEM professionals to give 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 each year to compete for a cash prize of up to £1,000 for their school.

Apply to host a Challenge Day during our 10th anniversary season in 2017-18

Applications to host a Faraday Challenge Day during the 2017-18 season are now open!

Download the application form below and make sure you send it back to us by Friday 30th June 2017. Remember, the more dates that you select from the calendar, the more chance we will have of meeting your requirements. Good luck!

School application form (DOC: 3.2MB)

Alternatively, you can still run your own event using our DIY Faraday Challenge Day materials.

Each Faraday Challenge Day host school provides a school hall, gym or large classroom for the day, and six teams of six students in Year 8 (aged 12-13) to take part (36 students in total).

Host schools can either:

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.