2018 is the ‘Year of Engineering’, a government campaign which celebrates the world and wonder of engineering. It forms an important part of the UK’s industrial plans to boost skills needed to thrive in a modern economy. To support this eleven of our Year 10 students took part in an annual competition called Young Engineer Of The Year. This year’s challenge was to design, build, race and video a green power kit car against over 20 schools in the local area. Each school was sponsored by a company who gave their time and experience to support each team with this endeavour.
Since the students began the Young Engineers of the Year competition back in October they have worked tirelessly to complete this challenge which resulted in a race day at Mallory park racing circuit where they came 8thout of almost 30 cars entered and had an awards ceremony at the Kings Hall. Out of 9 awards presented that night, our students won Best Newcomer due to their hard work, dedication and fantastic interaction with their sponsors Michelin.
Alongside Best Newcomers, one of our very own students won the overall prize of Young Engineer Of The Year, an award that sums up the competition, given to the most committed, hardworking and passionate pupil. Out of over 200 pupils, Marcel won the prize for his technical ability, team work skills and great maturity in working with Michelin staff including senior members of the company.
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