Students with Designs on Success at the Faraday Challenge

Youngsters have been getting creative to clinch the first prize in a regional competition for engineers.

Lower School pupils were thrilled to beat five other schools at this year's Faraday Schools Engineering Challenge to be crowned the winners and the team of six year 8 pupils finished the event with such a high score that they have now landed in the top six schools nationally.

Sharon Owen, Head of Lower School said "It always gives me immense pleasure to reinforce the message that we have very bright pupils in our Lower School. This recent success is testament to all the hard work and dedication that our pupils have put in to achieve such a great result."

The Faraday Challenge is a competition which is run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology which saw 350 teams take part in more than 50 regional events. The Challenge gives pupils the opportunity to research, design and make solutions to tough engineering problems.

Toby Freer - Carmichael, 13, who took part in the Ellesmere team said ""The day overall was great and my team worked well together to produce a good finished product".

The team along with Toby was made up of budding engineers Sarala Chatterjee, Shannon Dalligan, Mimi Quinton, Charlie-Anne Williams and Ananya Chezhim. The youngsters had to design and construct a piece of technology using a 3D printer and electronic circuitry - marks were awarded for creative development, cost efficiency, presentation and function. The group designed a Cycle Alert System, designed to improve the safety of cyclist.

30th January 2015  Back to News