Year 8 IET Faraday Challenge Day

Posted on: 13/12/2021

36 Year 8 students (future engineers) had the opportunity to participate in this year's IET Faraday Challenge. The IET is one of the world's leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The Faraday Challenge Days give students across the UK the opportunity to research, design and create solutions to genuinely challenging engineering problems. This year's challenge was based on designing, building and presenting a prototype for Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

After an introduction by Phil Hart from the IET, the six teams were challenged with designing and making a prototype for use at the children's hospital. The teams had to think carefully about what resources were needed as they only had a limited amount of 'Faraday Money' to spend on their equipment. Students coul 'purchase' a range of resources, including motors, lights, sensors, wheels and connections. Throughout the challenge, the teams were judged on various criteria, including design, use of resources, teamwork, and presentation. The six teams created prototypes of their
innovative products.

Team 6 won (photo 2), which involved a prototype for helping children with autism. The winners received individual gift vouchers and a trophy for our school. All students received
certificates for taking part in the Faraday Challenge and for graduating as an Industrial Cadet at Challenger Level.

Well done to the 36 young engineers who took part and a massive well done to the winning team: Taya (8T), Alfie (8H), Melina (8T), Deen (8H), Olivier (8H) and Teo (8S).


Written by Ms Celik