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Road to RIAT

Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo


The Road to RIAT is a programme of four activities inspiring Key Stage 2 students (or equivalent) to fulfil their potential and to think creatively about air and space, ending in a chance to attend the Royal International Air Tattoo in 2023. We run the Road to RIAT competition in partnership with The Smallpeice Trust and RAF Youth STEM and supported by Accenture.

We're looking for state schools across the UK to put forward some creative young people, who love designing and making, sharing their ideas, and working together in groups with their peers to design a sustainable plane.

Thousands of students from across the UK will take part, learning about aerospace and getting the chance to let their creativity take flight! This incredible journey starts with our young students making either a glider or a rocket, learning about sustainability and then developing a competition entry.

Once the entries are in, our team of specialists from the RAF will judge them and shortlist the best designs. Students will then have an exclusive opportunity to link learning to real work by virtually meeting RAF engineering superstars - gaining a secret insight into their work and getting the chance to ask questions about their specialisms.

Our national competition winner will receive two Lego® Spike? Primes for their school worth £670.00. The national and other regional winners will be invited to bring four students and accompanying adults to join us at the Royal International Air Tattoo, where they will experience the full rush of jets, pilots, engineers, and innovation, whilst also taking part in an exclusive STEM challenge. Furthermore, these schools will receive £100 to spend in school on STEM equipment and there will also be special recognition awards given out to schools, who will be invited to RIAT, with free teacher entries.

About RAF Youth STEM

The RAF Youth STEM's aspiration is to assist in the delivery of a future talent pool with the right skills and motivation that is reflective of the society they serve.

The RAF Youth and STEM team run a national programme of STEM engagement that includes In School STEM Days (including live and online activities), multi activity days, competitions, residential courses and the development of downloadable learning resources.

For more information on The RAF Youth STEM and its work, visit

About Accenture

Accenture's purpose is to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity.

They help their clients become the next and best versions of themselves.

For more information on Accenture and its work, visit

About The Smallpeice Trust

The Smallpeice Trust is a children's education charity, which provides a range of STEM-based scholarships, programmes, and interactive STEM days to get more young people from all backgrounds into engineering. With the aim of raising aspirations and creating equal opportunities for females, ethnic minority and disadvantaged students in engineering, these programmes inspire and equip all students with the skills to achieve their full potential in STEM.

For more information on The Smallpeice Trust and its work, visit

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