Welcome to UKAYRoC

The United Kingdom Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC)

“Encouraging school children to enter the world of aerospace, engineering and science”

UKAYRoC is the largest model rocket showcase in the UK with the top prize of competing in the International Fly-Off against the American, French and Japanese winning teams at the Farnborough International Air show 2014 and an all expenses paid aerospace trip to Paris and Toulouse.

Think you’re up for the challenge?


Congratulations to all our Finalists…

Have a look at all the fantastic photographs from the National Final on the 25th of June 2014  here 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/107935669@N08/sets/72157645377206895/

And the winners are…

Following a fantastic final event at Charterhouse on the 25th of June, we are delighted to announce that North Halifax Grammar (team 2) were the overall winners. 

Below are the places of all the teams that participated on the day. 

More information and photos of the day will be posted soon… so watch this space!

North Halifax Grammar Team 2

1

Batley Business and Enterprise College

2

The Perse School Team 2

3

Ballakermeen High School

4

Rainey Endowed School Team 2

5

The Perse School Team 1

6

Great Baddow High School Team 2

7

Great Baddow High School Team 1

8

North Halifax Grammar Team 3

9

Penglais School Team 1

10

Chelmsford County High School

11

Penglais School Team 2

12

Egglescliffe School Team 1

13

Abbeyfield School (2)

14

10th Chippenham Air Scout Troop

DISQUALIFIED

Abbeyfield School (3)

DISQUALIFIED

Airedale Academy

DISQUALIFIED

Castle Rushen High School

DISQUALIFIED

Liskeard School and Community College

DISQUALIFIED

North Halifax Grammar Team 1

DISQUALIFIED

Worksop College

DISQUALIFIED

It was a very close competition and the standard was exceptionally high this year, so huge congratulations to all the teams who launched and hope to see you all next year.

 

Finalists Announced!

There has been an incredibly high standard of qualifying flights this year, despite the weather.
We are delighted to announce that the following teams have been successful and will take part in the UK Final at Charterhouse School on 24th to 25th of June.
More details will be sent to the teams in the next few days.
Congratulations to all teams who took part, we know a lot of hard work went in to all of your entries.
Hope to see you all again next year.
The finalists are shown in alphabetical order.

10th Chippenham Air Scout Troop
Abbeyfield School (2)
Abbeyfield School (3)
Airedale Academy
Ballakermeen High School
Batley Business and Enterprise College
Castle Rushen High School
Chelmsford County High School
Egglescliffe School Team 1
Great Baddow High School Team 1
Great Baddow High School Team 2
Liskeard School and Community College
North Halifax Grammar Team 1
North Halifax Grammar Team 2
North Halifax Grammar Team 3
Penglais School Team 1
Penglais School Team 2
Rainey Endowed School Team 2
The Perse School Team 1
The Perse School Team 2
Worksop College

Qualification Deadline Extended and Finals Date Change

Due to the bad weather in certain parts of the country, some of the teams have been unable to attempt even one launch. Obviously, in accordance with the aims of the challenge, we need to do everything possible to enable teams to launch their rockets. It has therefore been decided to extend the qualification deadline until noon on the 16th of May. This will be the last extension.

 

The date of the final is now confirmed as the 24th-25th of June.

Registration and Qualification Extended…

To allow teams extra time to complete and submit their registration forms the registration deadline has been extended until the 17th January.  The qualification deadline has also been increased to the 31st March to allow teams extra time to carry out their qualification flight attempts.

MPs and aerospace apprentices gather in Westminster to launch the 2014 UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge

ads_rocket_launch_039More than 25 MPs, on Wednesday 6th November, teamed up with aerospace apprentices from all over the UK to take part in a rocket launching competition to celebrate the launch of the 2014 UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC) which sees teams of students aged 11-18 years old design, build and launch their own rockets to exacting specifications.

The competition, which took place in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, coincided with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – a Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) initiative to showcase the many exciting engineering careers options available to young people.

For more information about the event and a copy of the press release click here.