Engineering Challenge Days

Competitive, Challenging and Inspiring

Give your students the chance to be aerospace engineers for the day from the design stage all the way to presenting a working model to the customer.

This competitive day is designed to raise awareness of Engineering as a career and will include an introductory talk from an industry representative, in the past this has included the Chief Engineering Officer in the Fleet Air Arm.

The day encourages students to work on a breadth of skills from technical and practical skills to communication and teamwork.  All challenges set will include aspects of simple mechanics and electrical circuits and will involve the students purchasing materials, from a pop-up shop, to build their model from scratch.

Mentors available during the day will include current engineers and museum volunteers.  We can offer with some of our challenges the opportunity to complete a CREST award.

Download our Primary Schools Brochure here or view our full list of programs and curriculum information.

Key Details

  • Free to schools*. It is a sponsored event.
  • Schools must pre-register by completing the registration form. See link below.
  • Schools bust be available to stay for the whole day from 0930 to 1530.
  • 6 pupils per team with a maximum of 2 teams per school.
  • Challenges available for Year 10/11 and 12/13 in November, Year 10/11 in February and Year 8 in May or June.
  • A short tour of the museum, relevant to the Engineering task, will be included as part of the challenge.

*Due to popular demand for these days we have introduced a cancellation fee of £60 for groups that cancel within 14 days before the event.  There will be no charge to groups that cancel outside of this period

Registration

Dates for Engineering Challenge will be published in June each year along with the registration dates.   Download your registration form by following the link in the table below. 

Teachers on the mailing list will be contacted when registration opens.  If you wish to be added to the mailing list please email fleetairarm.learning@nmrn.org.uk.

Engineering Challenge Dates and Registration Forms

Challenge Dates

Registration Dates and Forms

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Year 8 & 9

NOW CLOSED

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Years 12 & 13

NOW OPEN

Download registration form

Thursday 16th November 2017

Years 10 & 11

June 2017

Download registration form

Friday 17th November 2017

Years 10 & 11

June 2017

Download registration form

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Years 10 & 11

September 2017

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Wednesday 13th June 2018

Year 8 & 9

January 2018

Download registration form