Winning ‘young engineers’ are off to regional final

PUBLISHED: 20:00 17 May 2012

Pupils with some of their work.

Pupils with some of their work.

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FOLLOWING the unpredictable weather of the past couple of weeks students learned how to design and construct their own wind-generating equipment.

Worle Community School pupils spent the day putting together wind turbines as part of a science, technology, English and maths (STEM) day.

Students from years seven, eight and nine worked together in teams and were challenged to become engineers for the day.

The event was headed up by Paul Davies from the SmallpieceTrust and Dr Alexis Hunter-Craig from Worle Community School in Redwing Drive.

The teams were judged on cost, aesthetics, structural stability, team work and, most importantly, the amount of electricity produced by their turbine.

The winning team was Daniel Press, Josh Kellaway, Harry Kovacs, Ellie Tester and Heather Matthews. They will now take part in a regional final in June on the ss Great Britain in Bristol.


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