ADS, Space Connections Enterprises and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) are proud organisers of the UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC). The Challenge involves secondary school students designing, building and launching a model rocket with a fragile payload to a set altitude with a specific total flight duration. The Challenge has been running in the UK since 2006.
The 2012 winners of UKAYRoC were The Perse School, Cambridge. In addition to a £1,000 cash prize for the school, the team receive an all-expenses paid space-related trip to the US and an all-expenses paid trip to the Farnborough International Airshow, where they will compete in the fifth International Rocketry Challenge. In 2011 the UK team placed second against rockets from the US and France.