Shoreham Academy hosts Galactic Challenge.

In an ambitious and inspiring endeavour, Year 7 students from around Sussex embarked on the Galactic Challenge, setting their sights on designing a research settlement on the red planet, Mars.

Our hosts, Shoreham Academy, Galactic Challenge brought together students from esteemed institutions Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, Seahaven Academy, and Cardinal Newman Catholic School. On the morning of 27th June, an air of excitement permeated the atmosphere as these young explorers gathered at Shoreham Academy, where they had the opportunity to meet their teammates and attend the pre-launch briefing. The room buzzed with anticipation, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure.

The Galactic Challenge encourages students to apply their knowledge, creativity, and problem-solving skills to real-world challenges and work collaboratively with company members.

The students were assigned to their companies: Solaris Flight Systems, Columbus Aviation and Astrodyne Delta, and provided with the industry style Request for Proposal, which would encompass their challenge for the day.

None of this would have been possible without the experienced help from our UKSDC finalists, Ashleigh, Corinth, Lucas, Magnus, Michael, Phoebe, Sophia and Sydney who worked tirelessly as CEO’s for the day.

The Triumph of Innovative Thinking! 

After intense deliberation by a panel of esteemed judges, the winners of the Galactic Challenge were announced, and the name that shone brightest was Astrodyne Delta. This remarkable team of students demonstrated exceptional ingenuity and originality in their design for a Mars research settlement.

Congratulations to all the students and schools that took part in this event, these young pioneers have shown us that there are no boundaries to dreaming big and setting your sights into the future.