AYRSHIRE schools are being invited to take on the quadcopter challenge.

Raytheon Technologies’ popular UK 2021 Quadcopter Challenge is back and running virtually for the first time.

Schools and cadets in Ayrshire are being urged to apply and participate in their STEM challenge to design and potentially build a Quadcopter.

The challenge offers young people the chance to experience engineering while giving them access to RTX STEM ambassadors for hands on support, across the country.

School children aged between 13-14 (S2) will be asked to push the limits on current Quadcopter designs, tasked with thinking of creative ideas which respond to the engineering brief set by the award-winning STEM team, whilst learning how the innovations will help future generations in the exploration of Space.

The competition will run from March until June, with entries having to be submitted by May 24 and successful schools will then be given four weeks to develop and build their ideas and present to a final panel of judges on June 22.

All participating schools will take part in a virtual full-day regional qualifying event, to be held in May 2021, where teams will present their ideas.

To register interest for the competition, email: stem@raytheon.co.uk