The winners of The Gazette’s Young Engineers 2019 competition have been crowned

Published on 04/04/2019 by nmoo

Among 17 school teams taking part in the Young Engineers Challenge sponsored by Cuadrilla at Blackpool and The Fylde College’s Advanced Technology Centre, a team of four pupils from Highfield Leadership Academy won the winning title to take the £10,000 prize on offer at this year’s event.

The competition, organised by B&FC saw pupils aged 13 to 15 challenged to design and construct a syringe pump operating digger and use it to move rice from one container to another, the team that shifted the most rice was named the winner.

Nigel Brown, Blackpool and the Fylde College’s director for students, said: “This annual project gives young people the chance to demonstrate their creative thinking and problem solving skills.

“We were incredibly impressed with the level of imagination and tenacity shown and want to congratulate all who took part in this very difficult challenge.”

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