FIRST Tech Challenge UK - Parent Pledge - Header Image
FIRST Tech Challenge UK - Parent Pledge - Header Image

Your young innovator has been busy!

Hey parent/carer, thanks for stopping by

Sign the parent pledge

Showcase your support and sign the parent pledge. Power up their progress in the last stint before game day. Once reviewed, all pledges will be published on this page and shared with teams.

Spectate or volunteer at our events

Become your young person’s honourary team member and cheer them on from the sidelines or get access to all areas and help run the show as a volunteer. Sign up to their qualifying tournament and watch the magic happen – you won’t regret it.

Thu 29 Feb – Belfast
Sat 02 Mar – Liverpool
Tue 05 Mar – Sheffield
Thu 07 Mar – Stoke-on-Trent
Sat 09 Mar – Bournemouth
Tue 12 Mar – Alconbury
Sat 16 Mar – London
Wed 20 Mar – Edinburgh
Sat 23 Mar – Sutton
Wed 27 Mar – Birmingham

If spectating, we recommend arriving at 13:00 to watch the games begin!

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“What makes me excited to participate is just the whole experience – getting to know new people, the competition, just everything about FIRST! I love it. What surprised me the most is the things that you learn from it. I didn’t expect to learn transferable skills like communication and teamwork – it seems like you’re just building a robot when in reality it’s so much more than just building a robot.”

FIRST Alumn, St John Fisher Catholic College

Get clued up and connected with convo starters

Robotics isn’t rocket science but it can feel like it without insider knowledge. Download and use this cheat sheet to find out what your young person has been up to. They’ll be impressed by how much you know your stuff!

Download your cheat sheet

“The most rewarding moment has been seeing the passion, enthusiasm and energy from the students. They’ve engaged in the task, adapted to overcome and really put their heart and soul into the competition. It’s been breathtaking.”

Rob Leeman, Early Careers Lead, Arm

Glimpse at last season’s events

FIRST Tech Challenge UK - National Championship 2022-23

Join the Game Changer Squad

“I wish I had this at school” is something we hear all the time from our Game Changers. Help us give young people opportunities in STEM that would otherwise be out of their reach.

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