NI schools to blast off on Rocket Challenge mission

The UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge is back for 2016. To take part in this year’s competition, schools need to book onto one of the Regional Finals being delivered across the country. The competition requires students aged 11 – 18 to design, build and launch a model rocket with an egg, whilst adhering to the specific rules set for the challenge. Teams can be made up of 3 to 10 members.

The programme is strongly linked to the CCEA QCF Level 2 Space Science Technology qualification that builds upon existing skills in science, maths, engineering and ICT. This pioneering qualification aims to give learners the necessary skills and knowledge needed to seek employment within Northern Ireland’s growing space industry.

Book your place in the competition before 11 March 2016. Simply complete the form on page 4 of the Team Manual and return it to Megan Miller, Event Manager at ADS via email

The Team Manual provides all the information you need to know to book a place at the regional finals and begin building your rocket. Further information can also be found on the UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge website .

For information regarding the Space Science Technology Qualification please contact Eleanore Thomas via email on or consult the Space Science Technology Microsite.


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