2019 Competition

Design & Technology | KS3 | KS4

Learning Objectives

Running over the course of the summer term, the competition could be run as a class activity, STEM club or activity day challenge, bringing the story of the British challenge for the America’s Cup into classrooms around the UK. Cash prizes are up for grabs to engage students and support STEM learning in your school!

Who can enter?

  • The challenge is open to UK secondary school students up to the age of 16.
  • Students may enter as individuals or a team of up to four people.

Lesson Description

The STEM Crew Design Challenge Competition is a national STEM competition that aims to inspire, and challenge young people in secondary schools, using the real-life cutting-edge context of the British America’s Cup team, INEOS TEAM UK.

It calls on students to identify an opportunity and come up with innovative solutions to support the team in bringing home the America’s Cup for the first time since 1851.



Design & Technology

Key Stage

KS3, KS4

Resource For

Students, Teachers


Practical Investigation, Student workbook


D&T contextual challenge
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