The annual IET
Faraday Challenge is an engineering-based competition for schools. A group of The Burgess Hill Academy students
were fortunate to participate this year.
Six teams of six students, aged 12-13 years, compete against one another to see
who can design, create and promote the best solution to a given challenge. All
challenges are genuine, real-life engineering problems.
“I really enjoyed the Faraday challenge as
it was a totally new experience which taught me a lot of new things. I found it
really interesting to find out how much engineering there is in the world. We
were shown around Newhaven UTC and got to work as a team to engineer part of a
Also the Faraday challenge taught us many life skills like, planning and making
sure we stay in our budget. We had many roles as a team: accountant, build
manager, head manager etc. We had a few disagreements but we spoke as a team,
one at a time to solve our issues. All in all we had an amazing experience with
the Faraday challenge and hope the other teams did as well.” Sam, year 9 .