Science Week at Sir John Hunt

Science Week at Sir John Hunt

To conclude our celebrations for British Science Week 2017, students from local secondary schools were once again invited to take part in our Science Week Challenge. The theme this year was 'Cliffhanger', students had to design a vehicle to transport a tennis ball from one mountain to another along a rope.

In total we had seven teams of students from Tor Bridge High, Marine Academy Plymouth, Stoke Damerel College and Sir John Hunt. With further support by graduates from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and PlymEng the University of Plymouth’s Engineering society. Each team had the same basic starting kit, including a motor and a gearbox to construct, as well as access to a communal parts bin. Students created a wide variety of solutions to the problem which were then pitted against each other to attempt to win a trophy for the fastest and most innovative designs.

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This year’s overall winner was team A from Stoke Damerel and most innovative design was won by team B from Tor Bridge High. The event was supported and judged by Maplin in Plymouth, who also provided prizes for the winning teams. The day was a great success with students learning new skills in design, engineering and team work. We are grateful to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and to Maplin for their continued enthusiasm and support for our science challenge.

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Well done everyone!

Mr Waite
ACL for Science

 

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