What does the Schools Challenge Programme involve?

The Schools Challenge is an exciting programme run by Imperial College London in collaboration with J. P. Morgan.

The programme is aimed at helping Year 9 students to make informed choices about educational subject options during a crucial time in their lives and for them to make a successful transition from education to employment.

The programme further aims to inspire students to think about jobs and careers using science, technology, engineering and maths skills.

The students taking part in this hands-on programme work in teams to develop a solution to a real-world challenge, with the aim of making our city a better place to live.

They will be given time in Imperial’s Reach Out Maker Space, supported by Imperial mentors, to design and make a prototype.

They will also receive support from J. P. Morgan mentors to help create a business plan and pitch.

Children participating in the Schools Challenge programmeThe programme will culminate in a presentation event, where students have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a prestigious panel of judges. 

The second cohort of students for the Schools Challenge programme will run from late September 2018 to mid-February 2019.

We are now fully recruited for the 2018/19 Schools Challenge programme.

If you have any questions regarding this programme, please contact: schools.challenge@imperial.ac.uk.