3, 2 ,1, Lift off! The UK Youth Rocketry Challenge is officially back for 2022 and registrations are now open!
The UK’s Youth Rocketry Challenge is a national competition for young people aged 11 – 18 from any secondary schools, colleges, educational facilities or youth groups to design, build and launch a model rocket with a fragile payload (two raw eggs). The competition has officially lifted off for 2022 and registrations are now open. In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more about the competition, please register to attend our free webinar taking place on Wednesday 8 December.
Commenting on the launch of UK ROC 2022, ADS Chief Executive, Kevin Craven said:
“The UK Youth Rocketry Challenge is a fantastic example of how the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors can support and encourage young people into fascinating and rewarding careers in our four flourishing sectors.
“The future success of our sectors will be driven by a new generation of talent with transferable skills and qualifications in STEM subjects. UK ROC is the perfect opportunity to inspire young people to consider high-value, high-wage and high-skilled career opportunities in the aerospace, defence and space industries.
“The 11–18-year-olds who take part in this competition are unlocking their potential to kickstart successful and rewarding careers in sectors that are a source of national pride and critical to support UK’s national and international net zero by 2050 goals.
“I am delighted that the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge has strong support from across the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors and look forward to this year’s challenge being bigger and better than before – it would be a brilliant achievement for a UK team to triumph over teams from the USA, Japan and France in the international finals.”
Actions to do now:
- Register for our FREE webinar taking place on Wednesday 8 December. During the webinar we will be joined by our expert Rocketeers and the 2021 national champions – Team Vesuvius and they will answer any question you may have.
- GET INSPIRED – watch our 2021 final highlights video below
- KEEP UP TO DATE – with our latest competition blast offs! Follow us on our launch-pads of our website, Instagram and Facebook.
We can’t wait to see you all next week and we’re looking forward to seeing innovative new teams register for 2022.
ICYMI: What is UK ROC?
The UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKROC) is a national competition for young people aged 11 – 18 from any secondary schools, colleges, educational facilities or youth groups to design, build and launch a model rocket with a fragile payload (usually one raw egg). The competition is designed to encourage creativity, innovative thinking and appeal to young people interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and inspire them to consider fascinating careers in the aerospace, defence and space industries.
To be in with a chance of winning, the rocket must reach a set altitude with specific total flight duration and must adhere to specific set rules. The competition’s rules and scoring parameters change each year to challenge young people’s ingenuity and encourage a fresh approach to rocket design. The international finals will be held at Farnborough International Airshow in July 2022.