Faraday Challenge

25 Feb 2020

Faraday Challenge is an annual STEM competition for students aged 12-13.

The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. As a charity they are committed to encouraging young people to study and consider careers within the engineering and technology sectors.

The IET Faraday Challenge Days are run all over the UK and Hammersmith Academy participated in the London event held at Chiswick School, which involved six Year 8 school teams; four from Chiswick School and two from Hammersmith Academy.

This year’s challenge was based on designing an engineering solution around the aerospace design pioneer, Airbus. The teams were given the opportunity to research, design and come up with solutions to tough problems. With a combination of creativity and problem-solving skills, they explored their capabilities as engineers.

All six teams worked incredibly hard throughout the day, coming up with high-quality solutions and working electric models. The teams then had to create a professional presentation to share their ideas to the judges.

Clearly the hard work paid off as one of the Hammersmith Academy teams was awarded the first place prize and brought home the 2019-2020 winner’s trophy! The judges were particularly impressed with how the team approached the challenge and the way they worked as a unit. Our winning team has been invited to showcase their work at the Institute of Engineering at a future date.

Many thanks to Chiswick School for being such great hosts and tough competitors.

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