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Tomorrow’s Engineers – Yr 9 Students compete in The Faraday Challenge

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Last Week Year 9 students from Bohunt Liphook travelled to the University of Portsmouth to compete in a one day STEM event on behalf of the Faraday Challenge. The topic for 2019 was to build a prototype to help engineers that work with telescopes.

IET Faraday Challenge Days are one day STEM-based activity days which give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to tough engineering problems. These free of charge events delivered in over 60 schools and colleges around the UK are sponsored by The IET – the Institution of Engineering and Technology and include academic partnerships from companies such as Airbus, Arconic Foundation and Motorola Solutions Foundation.

Head of STEM, Miss Stratianna Davi said, “Our Year 9 students put a lot of effort into their design and collectively they created a fantastic electric car. Their prototype was judged by representatives of the James Webb Space Telescope team, who are part of NASA.  The day challenged our students to put their design and technology skills into practice. They learned a lot and enjoyed the whole event”.

 

More information about the Faraday Challenge events can be found on the IET’s website:  https://faraday-secondary.theiet.org/faraday-challenge-days/