The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Faraday Challenge Day involved 423 schools across the country competing in a number of days to find engineering, technology and computing answers to real life problems.
This year it is in association with the Land Rover, Ben Ainsley Racing Team to find ways they can use a BBC Micro:bit and coding to help improve their personal performance, their boat’s performance or reduce environmental impact on their race.
On Thursday, 30th March 2017 at the Liverpool John Moores University, their group of 6 students competed against 5 other teams to win the day by outscoring the others in areas such as teamwork, leadership, innovation, initiative, outcome and problem solving.
The top five teams at the end of the season will go forward into the National Final in July 2017 where they will be treated to an all-expenses-paid trip to the venue in Portsmouth as well as be in with the chance of taking home £1,000 for their school to spend on STEM activities. Watch this space.