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Army Cadet - Ex STEM CHALLENGE 2021

This is a walking or running challenge, the event to support Jordan Wylie’s challenge that will see him journey across the frozen Arctic and Antarctic oceans to run marathons on the North Pole and South Poles in order to raise awareness for the Matthew Bacon Bursary.

Army Cadet - Ex STEM CHALLENGE 2021

1 August 2021 - 30 October 2021

  • Humberside And South Yorkshire ACF

The background of the Ex STEM Challenge

The Ex STEM CHALLENGE is a national Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) event that has been successfully held for the last four years on Salisbury Plain for Army Cadets, (2020 was virtual due to COVID)

This year’s event has had to change to four one-day non-residential, face-to-face events, with approx. 150 cadets attending per day, in order to ensure the event can continue and host over 600 cadets. This is due to ongoing COVID concerns and pressure on the Defence Training Estate going into this Autumn. The cadets will be invited to take part in six stands, each hosted by one of the Army’s STEM Corps Engagement Teams (CETs). Each stand will give a mix of presentations and hands-on challenges delivered by some of the Army’s leading STEM experts in the six specialized areas based around some of the most high-tech military equipment in the world.

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How to get involved

Who can participate?

600 cadets from across the ACF and CCF(A) are invited to attend. The eligibility criteria for cadets are:

1.) Not have attended a previous Ex STEM CHALLENGE (STEM Camp), inc. 2020.

2.) Be an Army Cadet in ACF or CCF(A) aged between 13 and 16.

3.) Ideally be in Year 9, 10 or 11 at school at the time of the STEM Camp in Oct 21.

4.) Is chosen by the RPoC/Bde to attend, having been nominated by their cadet unit.

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For further information reach out to your Detachment Commander ASAP!