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Faraday supporters 2016-17

Jack Petchey Foundation logo This year the IET is running 50 Faraday Challenge Days in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation. This opportunity enables IET to reach out to a wide variety of schools in London and Essex who are successfully operating the Foundation’s Achievement Award.

Trudy Kilcullen MBE, CEO of the Jack Petchey Foundation, said “The Jack Petchey Foundation strives to inspire and motivate young people. Expanding our support for the IET’s Faraday Challenge Days will mean even more students being encouraged to become the engineers and inventors of tomorrow. I recommend anyone interested in STEM subjects join up.”

Each Faraday Challenge Day is available to 36 Year 8 students (six teams of six students) and is absolutely free of charge. There will be three schools involved in each day – one host school and two other visiting schools, all bringing 2 student teams in to share the learning and grow a network of contacts for each teacher to build on in the future. At the end of the season we will be inviting all winning teams from these events to attend a celebration event to extend their learning journey and be in with the chance of winning some great prizes! Find out more.

There are 3 Teacher Information Evenings taking place in January 2017 for all teachers involved in these 50 Faraday Challenge Days during the 2016-17 season. These are taking place at Riddlesdown Collegiate, Purley on 16th Jan; Maltings Academy, Essex on 18th Jan; and Sarah Bonnell School, Stratford on 24th Jan. If for any reason you are unable to attend these events the presentation can be downloaded at the link below.

Presentation (PPT: 2.0MB)  

Bosch logo Bosch is working hard to ensure that young people are aware that engineering really is all around us. Bosch will be supporting the IET at 7 Faraday Challenge Days at schools close to local Bosch sites in 2017.

At each of these events, Bosch will be sending along one of their engineers to not only support the students on the day, but to also explain what their everyday job entails to give the students an insight into working for a global engineering organisation. Find out more.



STFC logo The Science and Technology Facilities Council are supporting 1 events this season at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire on 10th January 2017. Good luck to all engineering teams taking part! Find out more.



QMUL logo  Queen Mary University were lucky enough to receive one of our Academic Partner Faraday Challenge Days this season but were so pleased to be able to invite local schools into their university for the day that they decided to support another event in order to reach a wider number of students! These 2 events will be taking place on 14th and 15th March 2017 supported by the school of electronic engineering and computer science. Find out more.



Motorola logo  The Motorola Solutions Foundation supports students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through innovative hands-on activities and challenges. The Foundation has provided some core funding to go towards the programme this year. Find out more.



Cray logo  CRAY are kindly sponsoring a Faraday Challenge Day at Derby University on 27th April 2017. Find out more about their work here.  


Kitronik logo  As one of many partners working with the BBC, Kitronik have a fantastic understanding of the BBC micro:bit having been involved from day one. They have used this knowledge to create a range of accessories, all designed and manufactured in the UK, and built to make programming, using and designing with the BBC micro:bit as easy as possible. Kitronik have kindly provided a number of micro:bit accessories that we will be using during the Faraday Challenge Day season this year. Find out more.

If you are interested in supporting a Faraday Challenge Day event next season, why not get in touch and find out more