We’re inviting students from across the East Midlands to take part in an exciting event to improve their language and science skills.  The International Space Challenge 2015 will take place in the autumn term, with the winners receiving a special day out at the National Space Centre in Leicester.


This event is aimed at 2015/16 Year 10 and 11 students who are taking languages and science and will give them the opportunity to use and improve their skills as well as increasing their understanding of how languages open up career possibilities.


This event was piloted in Derbyshire last year and thanks to funding received from the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers we are able to extend the challenge to students across the East Midlands for 2015.


The challenge will consist of three stages:


1. Preliminary round – Making a short video
2. Semi-final – Ten best teams from each county battle it out at morning event
3. Final – best two teams from each semi-final face a final day challenge at the beginning of December


Interested in applying?

If you would like to enter one or more teams of students for this year’s International Space Challenge, here’s what you need to know:


  • Teams must have six students (all of whom need to be studying the same language)
  • Each team should submit a 3-minute video based on the criteria outlined here – ISC video challenge – Prelim round
  • Videos must be uploaded by Thursday 17 September 2015
  • If you would like to take part please let us know by Friday 30th June 2015

This challenge is initially open to schools with higher pupil premium percentage.  Please email Sally Fagan now to discuss eligibility.