On Wednesday students took part in the annual Rotary Technology Challenge at Kimbolton School by designing and building their own Space Launch Vehicle.
The students were required to produce a portfolio of their design work as well as design, build and test it all with a limited kit of materials, in just three hours.
Twelve students from Sawtry Village Academy took part in the competition, consisting of a KS3, KS4 and KS5 team.
The teams were as follows:
KS5: Jack Bester, Joe Sinn, Kyle Wilkinson, Elliot Whittington
KS4: Abi Dickinson, Kayleigh Taubert, Charlie Brook, Harper Bingham
KS3: Mia Edwards, Ronnie Pratt, Mathew Good, Jessica Browning
After the vehicle had been designed and constructed, students demonstrated its ability to work in front of pupils from eight other local schools including Kimbolton, Ernulf Academy, St Ivo School and Abbey College.
All of the Teams did extremely well and particular praise is due for our KS3 team who won the junior category and received a large engraved trophy.
This challenge gave our students a taste of what engineering is like in the real world where they may not have the luxury of time, where there are tight deadlines and where budgets are limited. All of the students did a fantastic job with their designs and implementation. They all had to think outside the box, overcome several obstacles and therefore they deserve a lot of credit for their determination to succeed.View Full Post