St Aidan’s Year 8 students triumph in the IET Faraday Engineering Challenge event

On Tuesday, 12th February 2013 , St Aidan’s in Harrogate hosted the Institution of Engineering and Technology Faraday Challenge in Constance Green Hall.

The scenario for the challenge was based on a disaster situation where a town had been cut off by a storm. The students played the role of ‘Disaster Engineers’ and had to design and then construct a method of sending a message to the occupants of the town across a mountain range.

The students also had to devise a simple but effective code so that the message could be easily transmitted, received and then converted back into English. During the judging the teams had to give a three minute presentation before sending a short message to the imaginary town. Engineers in the town then had to successfully decode the message. As well as having a lot of fun the students gained a real understanding of the issues facing engineers in disaster situations.

The St Aidan’s teams were competing against students from , Ripon Grammar School, Rossett School and . At the end of the challenge the St Aidan’s team were judged as winners.

 

The winning students were (from left to right): Thomas Goring, Luke Parker, Olivia Sharpley, Sophie Hawkes, Yvonne Pearce and Edward Barrow
The winning students were (from left to right): Thomas Goring, Luke Parker, Olivia Sharpley, Sophie Hawkes, Yvonne Pearce and Edward Barrow

 

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