2018 – 100 years of the Royal Air Force – A once in a hundred year opportunity to inspire a generation of your learners to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
The RAF are funding your year 7 learners to take part in the Micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition – Race for the Line.
Together with The Learning Partnership, the Royal Navy and the British Army our goal is to support 200,000 year 7 students to design, build and race model rocket cars across school playgrounds in 2018.
To do this, and develop lasting STEM partnerships across UK education we need your help!
Sign up your whole year 7 student body to take part in next year’s competition.
All teaching resources provided for 1 September 2017
All rocket car kits delivered to your school for 1 September 2017
On sight school Race day delivered in the spring term booked with you to suit your calendar by the 30 September 2017
Partnership with Big Bang @ school to help you create a wider Big Bang event at your school around the race day if you want to.
The goal of this initiative is to inspire all students, not just the already engaged STEM clubs so you must register all your year 7 students to benefit from the sponsored resources!
visit www.racefortheline.com to request funding support by clicking join community and we will do the rest for you.
Season 3 Race Calendar
Autumn Term 2017 - Learn, Design and Build Phase with curriculum materials aligned to the year 7 STEM+ curriculum - click here to view curriculum Map
Spring Term 2018 - Schools Race Days held at participating schools in England and Wales (Spring Race Dates booked with Regional HUB admin team during September and October 2017 enabling schools to plan the race day as a wider STEM event for the school)
Summer Term 2018 - Regional Finals run at the start of the summer term 2018 (dates and locations announced by your regional Race HUB in September 2017)
National Finals - end of June 2018
What's different this season?
Online CPD via webex - Briefing sessions will be held remotely in an online video conference each Wednesday from 1530-1600 from June - mid July 2017 for participating schools. Your team can join any one of these sessions.
Applications for season 3 will close July 25th 2017 so we can order your resources for delivery in September 2017.
The HUB network has been re-organised and upgraded through the partnership with the RAF, Army and Navy to Centre Race for the Line Rocketeer Locations at forces bases nationally from which rocketeers will be deployed to your school, and at which regional finals will take place
Schools are invited to apply to be part of the programme in season 3, however places are limited to 30 schools with year 7 students for each of our 35 race hubs so click join community button to register. registration will be on a first come first served basis and our team will contact you to complete registration.
This competition seeks to be a catalyst for collaborative working in STEM education, please support us in that mission.
In September 2018 for year 8 students the team will launch the Airlander hybrid air vehicles drone competition to support a journey through to GCSE choices in each participating school. This will coincide with the year of the engineer and the 100 year anniversary of the RAF
If there is anything more you need to know from me please contact me on the below contacts, and if you do not wish to take part this season please email me, just explaining why so we know how to improve things further for season 4. Please also advise if you wish to be informed about season 4 when it is launched.
Many thanks and best wishes
Network & Administration Manager
The Learning Partnership
Ocelot Education Services