Race to the Line - United Kingdom (Season 5) 2019/2020
"Race to the Line" United Kingdom has been an extraordinary journey. From Season 1, sponsored by the British Army, where 5,000 students designed, built and raced model rocket cars across their school playgrounds and we were partnered with Bloodhound SSC through to Season 3 sponsored by all 3 British Armed Forces and The Learning Partnership which inspired and funded 420 secondary schools and their 80,000 year 7 students to engage with this real world STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) learning experience the offer to schools has been consistent.
TLP seeks to deliver the experience free for all state maintained secondary schools in the UK, in return the school agrees to make the strategic decision to run the programme with all the students in year 7.
In Season 4 we launched a new partnership with British STEM companies of all sizes across the country, inviting them to partner with their local school/s and join the Dendrite Sponsor Connect network.
This resulted in 120 SME's involved in STEM in some way, agreeing to partner up and support their local schools. They have been incredible, engaged in everything from funding the school to take part, to coaching the students in software and manufacturing systems to enhance their rocket car designs.
Companies with advanced manufacturing tools have offered these resources to their partner school and students have begun to understand what a STEM career looks and feels like as a result of these partnerships.
In season 5 The Learning Partnership is expanding this SME partner programme in order to deliver a universal offer of support to UK secondary schools and deliver a sustainable approach to STEM education in schools.
Our Aim is to build a network of thousands of employers involved in STEM in some way and link these companies to every secondary school in the UK, enabling all students to benefit from this progressive real-world education philosophy.
Season 5 will coincide with the roll out of Season 1 of Navigate to the Line - The Lighter than air drones challenge in association with Amazon Web Services. This programme designed for year 8 students will link schools with the tech sector to continue the STEM learning journey with an emphasis on practical coding and advanced design.
To register your schools’ interest in being part of Season 5 Race to the Line and request our support in raising funding, please click the register button below.
Our team will be in touch to get planning!