On 17th April, a team of six students from Quest, aged 12-13 years old, took part in the Faraday Challenge Day. This is for of students across the UK who are interested in either Science, Design & Technology, Mathematics or Engineering.

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.

The challenge this year was kept under wraps until the Faraday teams arrived and met with competing schools but as it’s their 10th anniversary year they have partnered with Thorpe Park and can guarantee it will be bigger and better than ever!

The winning team from each event will take home an Amazon voucher for themselves as well as gaining a place on the league table. The top five teams at the end of the season will go forward into the National Final in July 2018 where they will be treated to an all-expenses-paid trip to Thorpe Park as well as be in with the chance of taking home £1,000 for their school to spend on STEM activities.

This year’s event was hosted at Trinity School and our team competed with five other schools to get to the semi-final. Our team worked extremely hard at their unique design and overcame a number of taxing engineering problems in the process. They learnt a great deal about electrical engineering solutions and produced a unique and exciting prototype.

Our team members this year were: Shehroze Ahmad, Cameron Baldock, Giulia Dusea, Julia Kolodziej, Andrea Popescu and Riya Roby.

L. Mcleod