Road to RIAT STEM Challenge - Glider

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Prepare for Take-off! Road to RIAT is back, and it's bigger and better than ever! This extraordinary, cost-free programme invites 400 state primary schools to embark on a thrilling exploration of STEM. Generously sponsored and delivered in partnership with the RAF Charitable Trust, the RAF, and Accenture.

Students aged 9-11 and in primary school are invited to soar into a world of innovation and creativity with a series of captivating activities, starting with the STEM Challenge - a full-day, virtual workshop that brings the excitement of aerospace engineering right into classrooms across the UK.

About the STEM Challenge Day

The day begins with a high-flying adventure. Students will team up to design, build, and test three unique gliders, each a masterpiece of form, shape, and materials. The sky's the limit as they unleash their creativity and engineering skills!

In the afternoon, the mission continues with a groundbreaking activity – The Sustainability of Aerospace. Students will envision and design the sustainable aircraft of tomorrow, crafting posters to showcase their revolutionary ideas.

The competition heats up as schools submit their top sustainable aircraft designs for a chance to win fabulous prizes, including £100, two LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime kits (worth £700), and winners will get exclusive access to the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) in July 2024! 


29 Feb - 29 Feb 2024
Start time: 09:30 hrs
Finish time: 15:00 hrs


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Fully funded


Get ready to transform your students aged 9-11 into aerospace engineers for a day! We'll provide everything needed for up to 45 students from each school, guiding them through an unforgettable engineering journey via a Live link.

All successful STEM Day Challenge applicants will be sent an exclusive invitation to stage 3 taking place in the Summer Term - Meet the STEM Superstar – An amazing opportunity to learn more about careers in STEM and the stars behind them!

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