On Monday, 17 year nine students took part in the Engineering Tomorrow competition, which schools across the south east of England and USA taking part. Students were set the challenge from NASA engineer Betsy Fortman, on the principles of engineering and set out the design and make challenge of designing a bridge with minimal materials, whilst also looking aesthetically pleasing. Students then begun creating designs and then building their bridge using the kits provided by Gatwick Airport. Our students were incredibly passionate and dedicated in working in small groups to show off their creativity and making skills. The whole event finished off with our students testing their bridges by placing a load onto it. The pictures below show how successful they were. During this time student via the live link explained there designs to the Betsy and other engineers and were commended on the designs and loads they were able to hold!
We were delighted to welcome back Hannah Karpel (pictured) and Sacha Pritchard (class of 2015/17) to launch a really exciting competition to our year 10 textile