UK Rocketry Challenge

Jamie encourages Scottish pupils to enter the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge


Jamie today met with the finalists of this year’s UK Rocketry Challenge and saw the rockets the pupils had built.

The UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKRoC) is a great way to engage the next generation of engineers with practical experience of building and executing complex missions. This is an exciting way to learn more about maths and science, with the UK winners getting the chance to compete against teams from France, USA and Japan at the International Finals.

Commenting Jamie said:

“This is a fantastic competition and it was a privilege to meet the finalists in the House of Commons and brilliant to hear their stories about building rockets.

“The competition is a great way to engage young people in the practical experience of building, designing and launching a model rocket, and given the space launch site to be built in Sutherland, it represents a unique opportunity for pupils in the Highlands to get an insight into rocketry.

“I would encourage any pupils or schools who would like to put forward a team for next year’s competition to sign up now, and who knows, in the future they may be launching real rockets at Sutherland’s spaceport!”


Entry for the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge is open now and closes on 28th February 2019. More information about the competition can be found here:


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