FIRST Tech Challenge is More Than Robots. Off the field, teams are assessed on their engineering notebooks and community outreach - earning awards and nationally recognised accreditation along the way.

Off to the USA - Inspire Award winners 2019 - Team Newbotics101 from Newcastle Academy, Staffordshire.

STEM is less daunting for the students that took part in the programme and I think it has increased interest in the subject. This week we had a Year 8 options evening; there's quite a lot of Year 8 children attending the club and they're choosing engineering.

Damian, Teacher, Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy


Young people participating in FIRST Tech Challenge will be eligible to receive Industrial Cadets accreditation at a Silver or Gold level.


More Than Robots, teams are judged on their performance and contribution throughout the season. Winners of the Inspire Award earn the opportunity to represent the UK at the FIRST world championships held in Detroit, USA.